Unravelling the key role of surface features behind facet-dependent photocatalysis of anatase TiO2

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Author(s)

  • Benedict Keeling
  • Yiyang Li
  • Jianwei Zheng
  • Tianyi Chen
  • Hung-Lung Chou
  • Tim J. Puchtler
  • Robert A. Taylor
  • Shik Chi Edman Tsang

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4415-4418
Number of pages4
Journal / PublicationChemical Communications
Volume55
Issue number30
Online published18 Mar 2019
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2019

Abstract

The high activity of nanocrystallites is commonly attributed to the terminal high-energy facets. However, we demonstrate that the high activity of the anatase TiO2 (001) facet in photocatalytic H2 evolution is not due to its high intrinsic surface energy, but local electronic effects created by surface features on the facet.

Citation Format(s)

Unravelling the key role of surface features behind facet-dependent photocatalysis of anatase TiO2. / Peng, Yung-Kang; Keeling, Benedict; Li, Yiyang; Zheng, Jianwei; Chen, Tianyi; Chou, Hung-Lung; Puchtler, Tim J.; Taylor, Robert A.; Tsang, Shik Chi Edman.

In: Chemical Communications, Vol. 55, No. 30, 18.04.2019, p. 4415-4418.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review