Nanostructured Titanium Dioxide in Photocatalysis
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This book presents the fundamentals of photocatalysis in nanostructured TiO2. The factors affecting photocatalytic activity, design, and preparation procedures of various forms of nanostructured TiO2 are described together with their numerous applications in the fields of energy and environment. It highlights the use of ion-doping and inert-atmosphere annealing to extend the light-absorption range of photocatalysts and reduce recombination between electrons and holes. It discusses promising applications, such as water purification, gas sensing, storage and delivery, and energy generation, and is an invaluable resource and useful guide for a broad readership in various fields of catalysis, material sciences, environment, and energy.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introduction and Background
1 Introduction and Literature Review
Part II: Methodologies
2 Material Synthesis and Methologies
3 Characterization Techniques
Part III: Materials Characterization
4 In-situ Isothermal High-Temperature Diffraction Studies on Crystallization, Phase Transformation, and Activation Energies in Anodized Titania Nanotubes
5 Effect of Calcination on Band Gaps for Electrospun Titania Nanofibers Heated in Air–Argon Mixtures
6 Characterization and Optimization of Electrospun TiO2/PVP Nanofibers Using Taguchi Design of Experiment Method
7 Effect of Pressure on TiO2 Crystallization Kinetics Using In-situ Sealed Capillary High Temperature Synchrotron Radiation Diffraction
8 Characterization of Chemical Bath–Deposited TiO2 Thin Films
9 Electrolyte and Temperature Influence on Anodic Nanotubes
Part IV: Materials Properties and Applications
10 Phase Transformations and Crystallisation Kinetics of Electronspun TiO2 Nanofibers in Air and Argon Atmospheres
11 Effect of Vanadium Ion Implantation on the Crystallization Kinetics and Phase Transformation of Electrospun TiO2 Nanofibers
12 A Comparative Study of Crystallization Behaviour, Phase Stability, and Binding Energy in Pure and Cr-Doped TiO2 Nanotubes
13 Effect of Indium Ion Implantation on Crystallization Kinetics and Phase Transformation of Anodized Titania Nanotubes
14 Ni Nanowires Grown in Anodic TiO2 Nanotube Arrays As Diluted Magnetic Semiconductor Nanocomposites
15 Applications of Nanostructured TiO2
Part V: Conclusions
16 Summary and Conclusions
It-Meng Low is a professor of applied physics at Curtin University, Australia. He earned his PhD in materials engineering from Monash University, Australia. He did his postdoctoral fellowship in mechanical engineering from the University of Sydney and became a lecturer of chemical and materials engineering at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He joined Curtin University as a lecturer of materials engineering and was promoted to senior lecturer and then associate professor. He has authored or co-authored nearly 20 books and 190 journal articles.
Hani Manssor M. Albetran is an assistant professor at the Department of Basic Sciences, College of Education, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (formerly known as University of Dammam), Saudi Arabia. He earned his MSc and PhD from Curtin University. He has been a teacher with the Ministry of Education, a teaching assistant at King Faisal University, and a lecturer at the University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia. He has authored or co-authored nearly 25 research papers in international peer-reviewed journals and presented his papers in nearly a dozen conferences and symposia.
Victor Manuel de la Prida Pidal is a full professor of applied physics at the Department of Physics, Science Faculty, University of Oviedo, Asturias, Spain. He earned his PhD in physics from the University of Oviedo. He has authored or co-authored one book, around 10 book chapters, and more than 160 research papers in journals of international repute. He has presented over 250 scientific communications in national and international conferences and has been the leading scientist in around 19 of the 25 international, national, and regional research projects he has participated in.
Fong Kwong Yam is an associate professor at the School of Physics, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia. He is also the program chairman for engineering physics at USM. He earned his PhD in solid state physics from USM and is a specialist in condensed matter physics. He has been an engineer with Seiko Instruments (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. and a research officer and then a lecturer and researcher at USM. He has authored or co-authored one book, two book chapters, and more than 250 research papers in journals of international repute.