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Title: Enhanced solar-radiation induced photocatalytic activity of surface-modified nanocrystalline anatase-titania
Authors: Priya, R
Baiju, K V
Shukla, S
Biju, S
Reddy, M L P
Patil, K R
Warrier, K G K
Keywords: Photocatalysis
Methyl orange
Thin films
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Catalysis Letters 128(1-2):137-143;Mar 2009
Abstract: Sol-gel derived pure nanocrystalline (similar to 20-30 nm) anatase-titania has been surface-modified by depositing silver(I) oxide and silver (predominantly the former) via UV-reduction process. The pure and surface-modified nanocrystalline anatase-titania have been characterized using different analytical techniques for determining the average nanocrystallite size, phase-contents, surface-chemistry, as well as the absorption and photoluminescence characteristics. It is demonstrated that, the latter exhibits an enhanced solar-radiation induced photocatalytic activity as compared to that of the former as a result of the absorption in the visible-region and enhanced photo-induced e(-)/h(+) life-time, both caused by the surface-deposition of silver(I) oxide and silver.
ISSN: 1011-372X
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