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CO2 Reduction to Renewable Hydrocarbon Fuel—Mimicking Natural Photosynthesis

  • S. Alfalah (a1), W.M.I. Hassan (a2), A. Verma (a3), N. Al.-Hashimi (a1), M. M. Khader (a1) and R. Nekovei (a3)...

Abstract

We report on a wide-range Density Functional Theory (DFT) investigation of the g-C3N4 photocatalysis systems combined with metals/nonmetals, especially those available in plants and involved in the natural photosynthesis process, such as K, Mg, Mn, Mo, Fe, Co, Cr, S and B. It is found that doping increases the range at which light absorption occurs to significantly large regions of the visible spectrum. These findings suggested that the g-C3N4 can be a promising system for the photosynthesis process.

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