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The Development of Better Photocatalysts through Composition- and Structure-Engineering

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  • Dr. Dieqing Zhang,

    1. Key Laboratory of Resource Chemistry of Ministry of Education and Shanghai Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Functional Materials, Shanghai Normal University, No. 100 Guilin Road, Shanghai, 200234 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 021-64322272
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  • Prof. Dr. Guisheng Li,

    1. Key Laboratory of Resource Chemistry of Ministry of Education and Shanghai Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Functional Materials, Shanghai Normal University, No. 100 Guilin Road, Shanghai, 200234 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 021-64322272
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  • Prof. Dr. Hexing Li,

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Laboratory of Resource Chemistry of Ministry of Education and Shanghai Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Functional Materials, Shanghai Normal University, No. 100 Guilin Road, Shanghai, 200234 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 021-64322272
    • Hexing Li, Key Laboratory of Resource Chemistry of Ministry of Education and Shanghai Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Functional Materials, Shanghai Normal University, No. 100 Guilin Road, Shanghai, 200234 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 021-64322272

      Yunfeng Lu, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (USA)

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  • Prof. Dr. Yunfeng Lu

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (USA)
    • Hexing Li, Key Laboratory of Resource Chemistry of Ministry of Education and Shanghai Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Functional Materials, Shanghai Normal University, No. 100 Guilin Road, Shanghai, 200234 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 021-64322272

      Yunfeng Lu, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (USA)

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Abstract

Semiconductor photocatalysts that can effectively utilize solar irradiation hold great potential for harnessing renewable-energy sources, as well as for environmental protection and -remediation. Exploring advanced photocatalysts that have improved performance has been a central theme in photocatalysis research. Herein, we review the recent developments in the design- and fabrication of photocatalysts with an emphasis on composition- and structural control over multiple length scales. This Focus Review will be of value for researchers in the area of photocatalysis, in particular, in the aspects of material design that lead to the synthesis of better photocatalysts.

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