Recent Progress in Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution

Nanomaterials (Basel). 2022 Dec 25;13(1):106. doi: 10.3390/nano13010106.


Due to its environmental cleanliness and high energy density, hydrogen has been deemed as a promising alternative to traditional fossil fuels. Photocatalytic water-splitting using semiconductor materials is a good prospect for hydrogen production in terms of renewable solar energy utilization. In recent years, halide perovskite nanocrystals (NCs) are emerging as a new class of fascinating nanomaterial for light harvesting and photocatalytic applications. This is due to their appealing optoelectronic properties, such as optimal band gaps, high absorption coefficient, high carrier mobility, long carrier diffusion length, etc. In this review, recent progress in halide perovskite NCs for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution is summarized. Emphasis is given to the current strategies that enhance the photocatalytic hydrogen production performance of halide perovskite NCs. Some scientific challenges and perspectives for halide perovskite photocatalysts are also proposed and discussed. It is anticipated that this review will provide valuable references for the future development of halide perovskite-based photocatalysts used in highly efficient hydrogen evolution.

Keywords: charge separation; halide perovskite nanocrystals; heterojunction; hydrogen evolution; photocatalysis.

Publication types

  • Review