Special Issue "TiO2-Based Nanostructures and Photocatalysts"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Photocatalysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Michela Alfè Website E-Mail
National Research Council of Italy, Institute for Research on Combustion (IRC-CNR), Piazzale V. Tecchio 80, 80125, Napoli, Italy
Interests: photocatalytic materials; carbon-based hybrid nanostructures; metal–organic frameworks; end-of-life materials valorization; graphene-related materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

TiO2 is one of the most studied semiconductor photoactive materials for a wide array of applications, ranging from heterogeneous photocatalysis, gas sensing to biological applications. Not surprisingly, this research topic is continually fostered by efforts to tune TiO2 for specific applications.

A wide array of approaches have been proposed and developed for enhancing the TiO2 photocatalytic activity, including TiO2 morphology tuning at a nanoscale level, improving its intrinsic charge mobility, and hindering or decreasing the electron–hole recombination via charge separation through a hetero-interface (combining TiO2 with graphene-related materials, small molecules, or metal oxides).

This Special Issue will be focused on the recent advances in the development of TiO2-based materials, covering both innovative synthesis and specific applications. Contributions elucidating peculiar electron transport mechanisms are also invited for submission. Submissions framed, especially in these following areas, are welcome:

  • TiO2 nanostructures: synthesis, doping, and modelling
  • Hybrid TiO2/two-dimensional materials (transition metal dichalcogenides and graphene-related materials): synthesis, characterizations, and photocatalytic applications
  • Application of TiO2-based materials and composites for photocatalysis, water remediation, gas sensing, fine chemical production, self-cleaning surfaces, antibacterial activity, and biomedical applications.

Dr. Michela Alfè
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • titanium dioxide
  • photocatalysis
  • multifunctional TiO2-based oxides
  • TiO2 doping
  • environmental remediation
  • gas sensing
  • TiO2 hybrids and composites
  • TiO2-based 2D materials

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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