我院王万军教授第一作者论文《Earth-abundant Ni2P/g-C3N4 lamellar nanohydrids for enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen evolution and bacterial inactivation under visible light irradiation》（收录期刊APPLIED CATALYSIS B-ENVIRONMENTAL，IF2017=11.698）入选ESI高被引论文（Highly cited papers）和热点论文（Hot papers）。论文通讯作者是我院安太成教授和香港中文大学王保强教授。
Photocatalysts made of earth-abundant elements are highly desired for photocatalytic H2 evolution as well as bacterial inactivation without requirement of noble metal (i.e. Pt, Ag). In this study, nickel phos-phide (Ni2P) was used as a nonprecious co-catalyst to couple with metal-free g-C3N4 based on Z-scheme type of electron transportation model. The exfoliation of bulk g-C3N4, the in-situ synthesis and anchoring of Ni2P nanoparticles onto the g-C3N4 nanosheets were achieved in one-step by a hydrothermal method without adding any surfactants or templates. The optimized Ni2P/g-C3N4 lamellar nanohydrids exhibited remarkably enhanced visible-light-driven photocatalytic activity for H2evolution and bacterial inacti-vation without noble metal loading, and the obtained activity is approximately 22 and 10 times higher than that of pure g-C3N4, respectively. The Ni2P was proposed to effectively trap the photo-generated e− via a Z-scheme type of route, thus signiﬁcantly promoting the e−-h+ separation and subsequent reduction of protons to generate H2. The bacterial inactivation was found to undergo a direct h+ oxi-dation process, and therefore the trapping of e− by Ni2P also facilitated h+ accumulation, leading to enhanced bacterial inactivation efﬁciency. This study demonstrates a proof-of-concept for constructing all-earth-abundant photocatalysts without any noble metal elements for both energy production and environmental application.