The Resource Pt/TiO2 photocatalysts synthesized by atomic layer deposition, by Yun Zhou

Pt/TiO2 photocatalysts synthesized by atomic layer deposition, by Yun Zhou

Label
Pt/TiO2 photocatalysts synthesized by atomic layer deposition
Title
Pt/TiO2 photocatalysts synthesized by atomic layer deposition
Statement of responsibility
by Yun Zhou
Title variation
Platinum/Titanium Dioxide photocatalysts synthesized by atomic layer
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Photocatalytic oxidation is a promising technique for environmental pollutants remediation. TiO2 is widely used as a photocatalyst due to its superior characteristics such as high photoactivity, chemical stability and low cost. This dissertation focuses on the TiO2 photocatalyst and its modification for environmental applications, through both experimental and theoretical methods. The experimental method is by the atomic layer deposition (ALD) technique, including two major parts. One is to deposit TiO2 ALD thin films on magnetic core particles to create a magnetic photocatalyst. This novel composite material is both magnetic and photocatalytically active, providing for a promising strategy for environmental treatment. The other is to deposit Pt nanoparticles on TiO2 photocatalyst to increase the photoactivity. The Pt/TiO2 photocatalyst with high Pt surface dispersion was synthesized by optimizing the Pt ALD deposition temperature and the Pt loading, resulting in a significant improvement on the TiO2 photoactivity. One ALD cycle of Pt deposited TiO2 has been demonstrated to increase the photoactivity of TiO2 nanoparticles by threefold for decomposition of methylene blue with the Pt loading of 0.64 wt%. The theoretical work is via density functional theory (DFT), involving the study of the Pt particle growth on TiO2 surfaces and the effect of the Pt deposition on the photoactivity of TiO2 . The Pt was found to prefer 3D rather than 2D growth, due to the large cohesive energy of Pt. Large particles are thermodynamically favorable, however the low mobility of Pt over the TiO2 surface coupled with the high desorption barrier for Pt detaching from particles limits the large particle growth. This results in a large number of small particles during Pt ALD processing. The role of the Pt deposition on the photoactivity of TiO2 was explored. The initial increase and subsequent decrease in TiO2 's photoactivity with increasing Pt loading was explained by the competition between increased O2 adsorption induced by Pt and the electron-hole recombination in Pt. For Pt loadings above the optimum level, the increased electron-hole recombination outweighs the increased O2 adsorption, which is limited by its concentration and diffusion in solution
Cataloging source
MUU
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Zhou, Yun
Degree
Ph.D.
Dissertation year
2014.
Granting institution
University of Colorado at Boulder,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TD192.5
LC item number
.Z468 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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  • Photocatalysis
  • Bioremediation
  • Atomic layer deposition
  • Pollutants
  • Platinum
  • Titanium
  • Diatomic molecules
Target audience
specialized
Label
Pt/TiO2 photocatalysts synthesized by atomic layer deposition, by Yun Zhou
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Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
900610526
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xv, 167 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900610526
Label
Pt/TiO2 photocatalysts synthesized by atomic layer deposition, by Yun Zhou
Publication
Copyright
Note
Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
900610526
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xv, 167 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900610526

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