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Morphological investigations of supported titania photocatalysts

Locke, Ashley (2010) Morphological investigations of supported titania photocatalysts. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

Due in no small part to an increasing need to augment existing water purification strategies, the synthesis of titania photocatalysts has been under considerable examination. However, in order to make the use of titania photocatalysts commercially viable there needs to be an increase in the efficiency of the catalysts while decreasing the potential toxicity. Due to its high porosity and novel optical properties, inverse opal titania derived from colloidal crystal templating offers one of the most efficient solutions. While a number of synthesis methods for inverse opal titania have been presented in the literature, the co�]deposition method offers the most effective method of generating the relative large areas of inverse opal material. The factors which affect the codeposition method and the mechanism by which titania inverse opals form in general remain relatively unstudied. This manuscript presents an examination of the morphology of inverse opals generated by the co�]deposition method while proposing a mechanism by which the inverse structures form.

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ID Code: 38904
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Martens, Wayde& Bell, John
Keywords: titania photocatalysts
Divisions: Past > Schools > Chemistry
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 26 Nov 2010 16:42
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2011 06:00

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