Core-Shell Photonic Nanoparticles for Enhanced Solar-to-Fuel Photocatalytic Conversion
Technical Report,12 Jul 2016,11 Oct 2017
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM Houston United States
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Professors Randall Lee of UH and Tai-Chou Lee of NCU, Taiwan have been successful at their planned research for this research grant in bimetallic nanoshells that enhance the photocatalytic activity of semiconducting materials. They synthesized and functionalized titanium dioxide nanoparticles with a partial shell of gold. Their research also characterized the photocatalytic activity. The second area was the tuning the dielectric environment of the nanoparticles with think layers of silica and tin oxide. The newly synthesized materials pave the way to the optimization of solar hydrogen production. The collaborative project has led to 5 peer reviewed publications in several peer reviewed publications, with 9 combined invited talks and poster sessions of their research. During this time the professors also initiated discussions and collaborations with AFRL and industry.
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