Single Site Metal Ions on the Surface of TiO2 Nanorods - A Platform for Theoretical and Experimental Investigation

Saravanakumar T. Pillai, Tom Fischer, Tyler T. Clikeman, Jennifer Esbenshade, Catherine Berdanier, Heather Rohwer, Mark Jastram, Wonjun Kang, Choumini Balasanthiran, Charles S. Spanjers, Talgat Inerbaev, Dmitri S. Kilin, Robert M. Rioux, James D. Hoefelmeyer

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We demonstrate attachment of first-row transition metal ions to the surface of TiO2 nanorods. The metallated TiO2 nanorods were characterized with TEM, powder XRD, UV-visible, XAS, XPS, ICP-AES elemental analysis, and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. The materials can be readily studied using computational methods to provide valuable theoretical insight to the electron structure properties as well as charge-carrier dynamics. The materials are a testbed in which a feedback loop of computational and experimental results could guide the project toward the ultimate goal of creating optimized photocatalysts for solar energy utilization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhotoinduced Processes at Surfaces and in Nanomaterials
EditorsDmitri Kilin
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780841230941
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)0097-6156
ISSN (Electronic)1947-5918

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