Crystal facet engineering of semiconductor photocatalysts: motivations, advances and unique properties

Liu, Gang, Yu, Jimmy C., Lu, Gao Qing (Max) and Cheng, Hui-Ming (2011) Crystal facet engineering of semiconductor photocatalysts: motivations, advances and unique properties. Chemical Communications, 47 24: 6763-6783. doi:10.1039/c1cc10665a


Author Liu, Gang
Yu, Jimmy C.
Lu, Gao Qing (Max)
Cheng, Hui-Ming
Title Crystal facet engineering of semiconductor photocatalysts: motivations, advances and unique properties
Journal name Chemical Communications   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1359-7345
1364-548X
Publication date 2011-06-28
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1039/c1cc10665a
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 47
Issue 24
Start page 6763
End page 6783
Total pages 21
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Crystal facet engineering of semiconductors has become an important strategy for fine-tuning the physicochemical properties and thus optimizing the reactivity and selectivity of photocatalysts. In this review, we present the basic strategies for crystal facet engineering of photocatalysts and describe the recent advances in synthesizing faceted photocatalysts, in particular TiO2 crystals. The unique properties of faceted photocatalysts are discussed in relation to anisotropic corrosion, interaction dependence of adsorbates, photocatalytic selectivity, photo-reduction and oxidation sites, and photocatalytic reaction order. Ideas for future research on crystal facet engineering for improving the performance of photocatalysts are also proposed.
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Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Chemical Engineering Publications
 
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