The authors acknowledge Robert Hahn, Hans Rollig, and Martin Kolacyak for valuable technical help.
Self-Organized TiO2 Nanotube Layers as Highly Efficient Photocatalysts†
Article first published online: 18 JAN 2007
Copyright © 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 3, Issue 2, pages 300–304, February 5, 2007
How to Cite
Macak, Jan M., Zlamal, M., Krysa, J. and Schmuki, P. (2007), Self-Organized TiO2 Nanotube Layers as Highly Efficient Photocatalysts. Small, 3: 300–304. doi: 10.1002/smll.200600426
- Issue published online: 29 JAN 2007
- Article first published online: 18 JAN 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 11 SEP 2006
- Manuscript Received: 17 AUG 2006
- organic dyes;
- titanium dioxide
TiO2anatase nanotube layers (see image) perform much better in the photocatalytic conversion of organic azo dyes than common photocatalysts. This is important for all self-cleaning applications and for cases where particle separation from the cleaned media is technologically expensive and difficult. Other potential applications of self-organized TiO2 nanotubular structures may arise based on the semiconductive properties of TiO2.