Publication
Title
Effects of copper and vanadium deposition in multi-walled hydrogen trititanate and mixed-phase anatase/trititanate nanotubes
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Abstract
Metal incorporation and doping is one of the routes commonly explored to improve visible light photocatalytic activity of titania and related materials. In this work, we explore the effect of copper and vanadium deposition and incorporation in multi-walled hydrogen trititanate and mixed-phase anatase/trititanate nanotubes. The molecular designed dispersion method is used to introduce the metals in the materials. Electron paramagnetic resonance facilitates a full characterization of the metal sites before and after calcination and allows determining the UV- and visible-light-induced formation of paramagnetic intermediates. Vanadium or copper deposition on the tubes leads to increased formation of F+ centres under visible or UV illumination. The EPR results are linked to the activity towards rhodamine 6G photobleaching of the different materials.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of the Chemical Society: Dalton transactions. - London
Publication
London : 2013
ISSN
0300-9246
1477-9226
1472-7773
Volume/pages
42:34(2013), p. 12148-12156
ISI
000322780000013
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 15.10.2013
Last edited 17.08.2017
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