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Science. 2019 May 3;364(6439). pii: eaaw9545. doi: 10.1126/science.aaw9545. Epub 2019 May 2.

Response to Comment on "Quantifying hot carrier and thermal contributions in plasmonic photocatalysis".

Author information

1
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA.
2
Department of Chemistry, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA.
3
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA.
4
School of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA.
5
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA. nordland@rice.edu halas@rice.edu.
6
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA.

Abstract

Sivan et al claim that the methods used to distinguish thermal from hot carrier effects in our recent report are inaccurate and that our data can be explained by a purely thermal mechanism with a fixed activation energy. This conclusion is invalid, because they substantially misinterpret the emissivity of the photocatalyst and assume a linear intensity-dependent temperature in their model that is unrealistic.

PMID:
31048463
DOI:
10.1126/science.aaw9545
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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