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Nanoporous Transparent Conducting Oxides and New Solid Acid Catalysts

Abstract New sol-gel routes were developed to fabricate transparent conducting oxide coatings for energy applications. Sol-gel synthesis was chosen because the metal oxide products have high surface area and porosity. Titanium sol-gel chemistry was the main focus of the studies, and the synthesis of macroporous antimony-doped tin oxide was also explored. The surface chemistry and band characteristics of anatase TiO2 show promise for solar energy purposes as photoelectrodes in DSSCs and as photocatalysts to degrade organic dyes and to split water. Modifying the band structure by increasing the conduction band edge energy is specifically of interest for reducing protons in water. To this end, a new sol-gel method was developed for incorporating Z... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Mieritz, Daniel Gustav (Author) / Seo, Dong-Kyun (Advisor) / Petuskey, William (Committee member) / Herckes, Pierre (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Inorganic chemistry / Catalysis / NASICON / Porous / Sol-Gel / Solid state / TiO2
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 289 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Chemistry 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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