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Trinity College Dublin

Computational studies of Titanium based oxides

Research Field: 
Chemistry
Resource Type: 
Storage
Resource Type: 
Compute
Resource Class: 
C
Lead PI: 
Prof. Graeme Watson
Abstract: 
TiO2 has long been examined as a potential material for photochemical activity with applications in dye sensitized solar cells, photocatalytic degradation of environmental pollutants and water splitting for H2 generation.The main issue with TiO2 has been the adsorption of visible light as TiO2 has a band gap of > 3eV making it transparent. There has been interest in attempting to dope TiO2 to reduce its band gap but many of these attempts have been unsuccessful.Of particular interest is recent attempts to dope Rutile TiO2 (e.g. with Sn) as most studies have concentrated on the anatase phase of TiO2 which normally displays greater photochemical activity.\n
Start Date: 
07/2011
Duration: 
12.00months

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