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Ubiquitous element approach to plasmonic enhanced photocatalytic water splitting: the case of Ti@TiO2 core-shell nanostructure.
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PMID:  25030613     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We demonstrate a new approach to plasmonic enhanced photocatalytic water splitting by developing a novel core-shell Ti@TiO2 brush nanostructure where an elongated Ti nanorod forms a plasmonic core that concentrates light inside of a nanotubular anodic TiO2 shell. Following the ubiquitous element approach aimed at providing an enhanced device functionality without the usage of noble or rare earth elements, we utilized only inexpensive Ti to create a complex Ti@TiO2 nanostructure with an enhanced UV and Vis photocatalytic activity that emerges from the interplay between the surface plasmon resonance in the Ti core, Vis light absorption in the Ti-rich oxide layer at the Ti/TiO2 interface and UV light absorption in the nanotubular TiO2 shell.
Yuriy Pihosh; Ivan Turkevych; Kazuma Mawatari; Nobuko Fukuda; Ryoichi Ohta; Masahiro Tosa; Kiyoshi Shimamura; Encarnacion G Villora; Takehiko Kitamori
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-7-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nanotechnology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1361-6528     ISO Abbreviation:  Nanotechnology     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
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Created Date:  2014-7-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101241272     Medline TA:  Nanotechnology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  315402     Citation Subset:  -    
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