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Catalysts 2013, 3(4), 942-953; doi:10.3390/catal3040942
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Titania Photocatalysis beyond Recombination: A Critical Review

Received: 26 September 2013 / Revised: 23 October 2013 / Accepted: 5 November 2013 / Published: 15 November 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Photocatalysts)
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Abstract

This short review paper shows the significance of recombination of a photoexcited electron and a hole in conduction and valence bands, respectively, of a titania photocatalyst, since recombination has not yet been fully understood and has not been evaluated adequately during the past several decades of research on heterogeneous photocatalysis.
Keywords: heterogeneous photocatalysis; recombination; photoexcited electron; hole; lattice defects; electron trap heterogeneous photocatalysis; recombination; photoexcited electron; hole; lattice defects; electron trap
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Ohtani, B. Titania Photocatalysis beyond Recombination: A Critical Review. Catalysts 2013, 3, 942-953.

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