Phosphorene for energy and catalytic application-filling the gap between graphene and 2D metal chalcogenides

Phosphorene, a newly emerging graphene analogous 2D elemental material of phosphorous atoms, is unique on the grounds of its natural direct band gap opening, highly anisotropic and extraordinary physical properties. This review highlights the current status of phosphorene research in energy and catalytic applications. The initial part illustrates the typical physical properties of phosphorene, which successfully bridge the prolonged gap between graphene and 2D metal chalcogenides. Various synthetic methods available for black phosphorus (BP) and the exfoliation/growth techniques for single to few-layer phosphorene are also overviewed. The latter part of this review details the working mechanisms and performances of phosphorene/BP in batteries, supercapacitors, photocatalysis, and electrocatalysis. Special attention has been paid to the research efforts to overcome the inherent shortcomings faced by phosphorene based devices. The relevant device performances are compared with graphene and 2D metal chalcogenides based counterparts. Furthermore, the underlying mechanism behind the unstable nature of phosphorene under ambient condition is discussed along with the various approaches to avoid ambient degradation. Finally, comments are offered for the future prospective explorations and outlook as well as challenges lying in the road ahead for phosphorene research.
Publisher
IOP PUBLISHING LTD
Issue Date
2017-12
Language
English
Keywords

LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES; EXFOLIATED BLACK-PHOSPHORUS; FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTORS; CHEMICAL-VAPOR-DEPOSITION; HEXAGONAL BORON-NITRIDE; ENHANCED PHOTOCATALYTIC PERFORMANCE; SOLID-STATE SUPERCAPACITORS; HYDROGEN EVOLUTION REACTION; VISIBLE-LIGHT IRRADIATION; LIQUID-PHASE EXFOLIATION

Citation

2D MATERIALS, v.4, no.4

ISSN
2053-1583
DOI
10.1088/2053-1583/aa89b3
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/226381
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MS-Journal Papers(저널논문)
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