High-throughput screening of ternary vanadate photoanodes for efficient oxygen evolution reactions: A review of band-gap engineering

Xinyu WANG, Pengyu HUO, Yi LIU, Yong XIANG, Chunyang JIA, Zongkai YAN*

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The development of narrow-band-gap photoanodes is a major challenge in the quest for efficient water-splitting oxygen evolution reactions. The monoclinic scheelite BiVO4 makes ternary vanadates increasingly attractive by highlighting their intriguing characteristics. Manipulation of crystal and electronic structures, as well as composition-dependent properties, are researched extensively in order to develop effective water splitting technologies. Exploration of the composition-structure-performance relationship is of great significance but requires a heavy workload. Thus, high-throughput techniques attract attention as potential rapid approaches to such exploration. Here, we summarize state-of-the-art screening of ternary vanadates over broad compositional gradient ranges via high-throughput techniques. The relationship between composition and photoelectrochemical performance is also highlighted. We then consider challenges and perspectives for the rational design of advanced ternary vanadates designed for the water-splitting oxygen evolution reaction and propose implementation of high-throughput techniques to expedite such development.

Original languageEnglish
Article number118073
Number of pages16
JournalApplied Catalysis A: General
Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2021
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

This work was supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (2017YFB0702802). We acknowledge Huizhou Zhongjing Electronics Co., Ltd. for collaboration and technical assistance.


  • Band-gap engineering
  • High-throughput
  • Oxygen evolution reaction
  • Photoanode
  • Ternary vanadate


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