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A recent study published in a scientific journal has shed light on the potential of gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductors decorated with rhodium (Rh) and platinum (Pt) nanoparticles for the photochemical reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2). The study, which utilized a density functional theory investigation, highlighted the role of metal nanoparticles in improving the efficiency and selectivity of CO2 reduction in the presence of water. The addition of Rh and Pt nanoparticles was found to enhance the optical absorption properties of the GaN semiconductor, particularly in the visible region. The study's findings suggest that these decorated GaN clusters could serve as promising catalysts for the reduction of CO2, offering a potential strategy to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. For more information, the full article can be accessed through the provided OA link.

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