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Qualitative Approaches Towards Useful Photocatalytic Materials

Quesada-Cabrera, R; Parkin, IP; (2020) Qualitative Approaches Towards Useful Photocatalytic Materials. Frontiers in Chemistry , 8 , Article 817. 10.3389/fchem.2020.00817. Green open access

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Abstract

The long-standing crusade searching for efficient photocatalytic materials has resulted in a vast landscape of promising photocatalysts, as reflected by the number of reviews reported in the last decade. Virtually all of these reviews have focused on quantitative approaches aiming at developing an understanding of the underlying mechanisms behind photocatalytic behavior and the parameters that influence structure–function correlation. Less attention has been paid, however, to qualitative measures around the development and assessment of photocatalysts. These measures will contribute toward narrowing the range of potential photocatalytic materials for widespread applications. The current report provides a critical perspective over some of the main factors affecting the assessment of photocatalytic materials as a code of good practice. A case of study is also provided, where this qualitative analysis is applied to one of the most prolific materials of the last-decade, disorder-engineered, black titanium dioxide (TiO2).

Type: Article
Title: Qualitative Approaches Towards Useful Photocatalytic Materials
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.3389/fchem.2020.00817
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.3389/fchem.2020.00817
Language: English
Additional information: This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Keywords: qualitative pyramid, photocatalytic properties, limitations in photocatalysis, in situ/in operando photocatalysis, visible-light activity, dye-sensitized processes, scalability, black TiO2
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Dept of Chemistry
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10109937
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