Metal oxide semiconductor nanomaterials for heterogeneous photocatalysis

Kasper Wenderich*, Marco Altomare

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this chapter, we first cover general aspects of heterogeneous photocatalysis and the materials science of semiconductors, addressing photoinduced redox processes at semiconductor/liquid interfaces. We then outline key physicochemical and photocatalytic features of metal oxides. We discuss the advantages associated with nanostructuring and provide a selection of relevant techniques for the synthesis of photocatalytic materials. We continue further with an overview of the principles and methods for the modification of oxide photocatalysts with the objective of enhancing their photoactivity. Finally, we critically discuss some practices and trends in current and future research on photocatalysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Nanomaterials for Energy Applications
PublisherInstitute of Physics (IOP)
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9780750335317
ISBN (Print)9780750335294
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2023


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