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|Title:||Photocatalytic properties of TiO2: effect of niobium and oxygen activity on partial water oxidation|
|Citation:||Li, W., Bak, T., Atanacio, A. and Nowotny, J., 2016. Photocatalytic properties of TiO 2: Effect of niobium and oxygen activity on partial water oxidation. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 198, pp.243-253. doi:10.1016/j.apcatb.2016.05.044|
|Abstract:||This work reports the effect of niobium (0–1 at%) on photocatalytic activity and the band gap of TiO2 with controlled oxygen activity in the range 10−12 Pa < p(O2) < 105 Pa. It is shown that maximum of photocatalytic performance in partial water oxidation is observed for Nb-doped TiO2 containing 1 at% Nb that is processed at 1273 K in pure oxygen, p(O2) = 105 Pa. The mechanism of photocatalytic water oxidation is considered in terms of a predominant effect of photocatalytically active surface sites corresponding to titanium vacancies. It is shown that the niobium-induced increase of the band gap, surface potential and charge transport have a minor influence on photoreactivity of Nb-doped TiO2 with water. © 2016 Elsevier B.V.|
|Gov't Doc #:||8486|
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