Ordered macro/mesoporous TiO2 hollow microspheres with highly crystalline thin shells for high-efficiency photoconversion

Yong Liu, Kun Lan, Abdulaziz A. Bagabas, Pengfei Zhang, Wenjun Gao, Jinxiu Wang, Zhenkun Sun, Jianwei Fan, Ahmed A. Elzatahry, Dongyuan Zhao

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Abstract

Well ordered, uniform 3D open macro/mesoporous TiO2 hollow microspheres with highly crystalline anatase thin shells have been successfully synthesized by a simple solvent evaporation‐driven confined self‐assembly method. The 3D open macro/mesoporous TiO2 hollow microspheres show high energy‐conversion efficiency (up to 9.5%) and remarkable photocatalytic activity (with photodegradation of 100% for methylene blue in 12 min under UV light irradiation).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)860-867
Number of pages8
JournalSmall
Volume12
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2016
Externally publishedYes

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