C.B. acknowledges NSF. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0 239 688.
Synthesis and Characterization of Nitrogen-Doped Group IVB Visible-Light-Photoactive Metal Oxide Nanoparticles†
Article first published online: 26 OCT 2007
Copyright © 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 19, Issue 22, pages 3995–3999, November, 2007
How to Cite
Qiu, X., Zhao, Y. and Burda, C. (2007), Synthesis and Characterization of Nitrogen-Doped Group IVB Visible-Light-Photoactive Metal Oxide Nanoparticles. Adv. Mater., 19: 3995–3999. doi: 10.1002/adma.200700511
- Issue published online: 15 NOV 2007
- Article first published online: 26 OCT 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 25 MAY 2007
- Manuscript Received: 1 MAR 2007
- National Science Foundation. Grant Number: 0 239 688
- Nanoparticles, inorganic;
The controlled nitrogen doping of group IVB metal oxide nanoparticles is achieved by a reliable wet-chemical procedure to yield the structures shown in the figure. The resulting nanoparticles show visible-light activity and enhanced photocatalytic properties that can be attributed to the introduction of oxygen vacancies, additional nitrogen states, and defects in the metal oxide lattice.