International Journal of Photoenergy

Compositing Semiconductor Photocatalysts and their Microstructure Modulation


Publishing date
27 Jul 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
27 Jan 2012

Lead Editor

1Baibiao Huang, State Key Laboratory of Crystal Materials, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China

2Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel, Université de Nantes, BP 32229, 44322 Nantes Cedex 3, France

3Research Institute of Photocatalysis, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350002, China

4College of Energy and Environmental Engineering, Shanghai University of Electric Power, Shanghai 200090, China


Compositing Semiconductor Photocatalysts and their Microstructure Modulation

Description

Photocatalytic materials have attracted increasing interest owing to the potentialapplications on solving global energy and environmental problems. However, the rapidrecombination of photogenerated charge carriers and the limited spectral response rangegreatly restricted their practical applications. Compositing semiconductor photocatalysts, by combining semiconductors with other materials, can effectively solve the aboveproblems and improve the photocatalytic activities. Moreover, it also provides a way todevelop an efficient photocatalyst by tailoring the band gaps and band positions to meetthe requirements for specific applications. The microstructures of photocatalysts alsogreatly affect their photocatalytic performances. Therefore, it has become a hot topicin photocatalysis on the synthesis, photocatalytic characterization, and microstructuremodulation of compositing semiconductor photocatalysts.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articlesthat will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand fabrication of highly efficientcompositing semiconductor photocatalysts, the interfacial electron transfer process, andthe effects of particle size, shape, and morphologies on photocatalytic activities. We areparticularly interested in articles describing the new prepartion method of compositingsemiconductor photocatalysts and investigating the relationship between microstructure andphotocatalytic properties. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent developments in compositing semiconductor photocatalysts
  • Synthesis of nanostructured compositing semiconductors
  • Noble metal/semiconductor composites and plasmonic photocatalysts
  • Relationship between photocatalytic properties and microstructure modulation
  • Interfacial charge separation mechanism
  • Theoretical investigations of compositing semiconductor photocatalysts
  • Characterization of compositing semiconductor photocatalysts
  • Energetic and environmental applications of compositing semiconductor photocatalysts

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 595021
  • - Editorial

Compositing Semiconductor Photocatalysts and Their Microstructure Modulation

Baibiao Huang | Stéphane Jobic | ... | Weifeng Yao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 269654
  • - Review Article

Nitrogen Incorporation in TiO2: Does It Make a Visible Light Photo-Active Material?

B. Viswanathan | K. R. Krishanmurthy
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 174862
  • - Research Article

Simultaneous Elimination of Formaldehyde and Ozone Byproduct Using Noble Metal Modified TiO2 Films in the Gaseous VUV Photocatalysis

Pingfeng Fu | Pengyi Zhang | Jia Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 620764
  • - Research Article

Synthesis of Neutral S i O 𝟐 / T i O 𝟐 Hydrosol and Its Application as Antireflective Self-Cleaning Thin Film

Chiahung Huang | Hsunling Bai | ... | Yaohsuan Tseng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 609561
  • - Research Article

Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity of Hierarchical Macro-Mesoporous Anatase by Incorporation

M. L. García-Benjume | M. I. Espitia-Cabrera | M. E. Contreras-García
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 758539
  • - Research Article

Doped Titanium Dioxide Films Prepared by Pulsed Laser Deposition Method

Juguang Hu | Huabin Tang | ... | Pei Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 329796
  • - Research Article

The Synthesis of Anatase Nanoparticles and the Preparation of Photocatalytically Active Coatings Based on Wet Chemical Methods for Self-Cleaning Applications

Dejan Verhovšek | Nika Veronovski | ... | Miran Čeh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 970474
  • - Research Article

Solar Photocatalytic Removal of Chemical and Bacterial Pollutants from Water Using Pt/TiO2-Coated Ceramic Tiles

S. P. Devipriya | Suguna Yesodharan | E. P. Yesodharan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 208987
  • - Research Article

Synthesis and Photocatalytic Activity of TiOX Powders with Different Oxygen Defects

Leini Wang | Fei Lu | Fanming Meng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 843042
  • - Research Article

High-Efficiently Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Production over Zn-Incorporated T i O 2 Nanotubes

Gayoung Lee | Min-Kyeong Yeo | ... | Misook Kang
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