IPAS Semiconductor photonic crystals with optical properties featured in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
The precise control of light is key for the efficient utilisation of photons in photocatalytic reactions. Semiconductor nanoporous photonic crystal structures with rationally engineered optical properties can speed up photocatalytic reactions up to several orders of magnitude by utilising the slow photon effect. In this study, the Abel Santos team has demonstrated for the first time that photo-active nanoporous anodic alumina photonic crystals can outperform benchmark photocatalytic platform materials by a rational design of their structure. These semiconductor photonic crystals provide superior performances for a plethora of applications, including photodegradation of environmental pollutants, green energy generation, chemical synthesis and CO2 reduction.
Engineering the Slow Photon Effect in Photoactive Nanoporous Anodic Alumina Gradient-Index Filters for Photocatalysis
Siew Yee Lim, Cheryl Suwen Law, Marijana Markovic, Jason K. Kirby, Andrew D. Abell, and Abel Santos
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, Just Accepted Manuscript
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