Heterojunctions of silver-iron oxide on graphene for laser-coupled oxygen reduction reactions

Chem Commun (Camb). 2018 Jul 12;54(57):7900-7903. doi: 10.1039/c8cc03136c.


We report a two-step hybridization of N-doped graphene and Ag-decorated Fe2O3 hematite to realize a balanced oxygen adsorption/desorption equilibrium and a laser-coupled ORR (LORR). The stable plateau currents with n values of 3.9 in a wide potential range (0.2-0.7 V) and 7.5% peroxide inhibition of the LORR are found to be directly associated with the Ag/Fe2O3 heterojunction, where interactions of semiconductor band gap excitation and plasmonic resonance-induced hot electrons are proposed to occur.