Fast and Large-Scale Anodizing Synthesis of Pine-Cone TiO2 for Solar-Driven Photocatalysis
AbstractAnodization has been widely used to synthesize nanostructured TiO2 films with promising photocatalytic performance for solar hydrogen production and pollution removal. However, it usually takes a few hours to obtain the right nanostructures even on a small scale (e.g., 10 mm × 20 mm). In order to attract interest for industrial applications, fast and large-scale fabrication is highly desirable. Herein, we demonstrate a fast and large-scale (e.g., 300 mm × 360 mm) synthesis of pine-cone TiO2 nanostructures within two min. The formation mechanism of pine-cone TiO2 is proposed. The pine-cone TiO2 possesses a strong solar absorption, and exhibits high photocatalytic activities in photo-oxidizing organic pollutants in wastewater and producing hydrogen from water under natural sunlight. Thus, this study demonstrates a promising method for fabricating TiO2 films towards practical photocatalytic applications. View Full-Text
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Liu, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Wang, L.; Yang, G.; Shen, F.; Deng, S.; Zhang, X.; He, Y.; Hu, Y.; Chen, X. Fast and Large-Scale Anodizing Synthesis of Pine-Cone TiO2 for Solar-Driven Photocatalysis. Catalysts 2017, 7, 229.
Liu Y, Zhang Y, Wang L, Yang G, Shen F, Deng S, Zhang X, He Y, Hu Y, Chen X. Fast and Large-Scale Anodizing Synthesis of Pine-Cone TiO2 for Solar-Driven Photocatalysis. Catalysts. 2017; 7(8):229.Chicago/Turabian Style
Liu, Yan; Zhang, Yanzong; Wang, Lilin; Yang, Gang; Shen, Fei; Deng, Shihuai; Zhang, Xiaohong; He, Yan; Hu, Yaodong; Chen, Xiaobo. 2017. "Fast and Large-Scale Anodizing Synthesis of Pine-Cone TiO2 for Solar-Driven Photocatalysis." Catalysts 7, no. 8: 229.
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