The Formation of Defect-Pairs for Highly Efficient Visible-Light Catalysts

Date

2017-03

Authors

Sun, Qingbo
Cortie, David
Zhang, Shaoyang
Frankcombe, Terry J
She, Guangwei
Gao, Jie
Sheppard, Leigh R
Hu, Wanbiao
Chen, Hua
Zhuo, Shangjun

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Wiley

Abstract

Highly efficient visible-light catalysts are achieved through forming defect-pairs in TiO2 nanocrystals. This study therefore proposes that fine-tuning the chemical scheme consisting of charge-compensated defect-pairs in balanced concentrations is a key missing step for realizing outstanding photocatalytic performance. This research benefits photocatalytic applications and also provides new insight into the significance of defect chemistry for functionalizing materials.

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defect-pairs, photocatalysts, solvothermal reaction, titanium dioxide, visible light

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Source

Advanced materials

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Journal article

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Open Access

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DOI

10.1002/adma.201605123

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