Frontiers of Materials Science

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 207–213 | Cite as

Plasmon-enhanced solar water splitting with metal oxide nanostructures: A brief overview of recent trends

  • Timur Sh. AtabaevEmail author


In the last decade, the surface plasmon resonance-enhanced solar water splitting (SWS) has been actively investigated for improved hydrogen production. In this mini-review, we briefly introduce the mechanisms for plasmon-enhanced SWS and then review some representative studies related to these mechanisms. In addition, we also briefly discuss how metal oxide geometry affects the SWS activity in combined metal-semiconductor nanostructures. Finally, we summarize the recent discoveries and proposed a future vision for plasmon-enhanced SWS with metal oxide nanostructures.


surface plasmon resonance solar water splitting nanostructures noble metals metal oxides 


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This work was supported by the NU Social Policy grant.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, School of Science and TechnologyNazarbayev UniversityAstanaKazakhstan

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