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Catalysts 2016, 6(12), 192; doi:10.3390/catal6120192

Hidden but Possibly Fatal Misconceptions in Photocatalysis Studies: A Short Critical Review

Institute for Catalysis, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 001-0021, Japan
Academic Editor: Keith Hohn
Received: 31 October 2016 / Revised: 24 November 2016 / Accepted: 30 November 2016 / Published: 2 December 2016
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Abstract

This short review paper shows some misconceptions hidden in the discussion on the mechanism of heterogeneous photocatalysis, which may lead to fatal errors in conclusions. Topics described in this review are semiconductor photocatalysis, control experiments for proof of photocatalysis, and converse-proposition pitfalls in discussion. View Full-Text
Keywords: semiconductor photocatalysis; control experiment; killer card; converse proposition; logics semiconductor photocatalysis; control experiment; killer card; converse proposition; logics
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Ohtani, B. Hidden but Possibly Fatal Misconceptions in Photocatalysis Studies: A Short Critical Review. Catalysts 2016, 6, 192.

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