Continuous Mesoporous Titania Nanocrystals: Their Growth in Confined Space and Scope for Application

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  • Dr. Saikat Dutta,

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    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32603 (USA), Fax: (+1) 352-392-8758
    • Saikat Dutta, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32603 (USA), Fax: (+1) 352-392-8758

      Asim Bhaumik, Department of Materials Science, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata—700032 (India), Fax: (+91) 33-24732805 http://www.iacs.res.in/matsc/msab/

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  • Prof. Dr. Asim Bhaumik

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    1. Department of Materials Science, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata—700032 (India), Fax: (+91) 33-24732805 http://www.iacs.res.in/matsc/msab/
    • Saikat Dutta, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32603 (USA), Fax: (+1) 352-392-8758

      Asim Bhaumik, Department of Materials Science, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata—700032 (India), Fax: (+91) 33-24732805 http://www.iacs.res.in/matsc/msab/

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Abstract

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Enjoying the single lifestyle: With an overwhelming efficiency compared to thermally sintered preformed nanocrystals, mesoporous single crystals (MSCs) of TiO2 constitute a new class of semiconductor materials for low-cost solar power, solar fuel, photocatalysis, and energy storage applications. This Highlight explores the benefits of template-directed seed-mediated growth in the confined space of a preseeded mesoporous template, and possible research avenues for further improvements.

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