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Developing a ferroelectric nanohybrid for enhanced photocatalysis
- Wang, Zhipeng, Song, Jianmin, Gao, Feng, Su, Ran, Zhang, Dawei, Liu, Yang, Xu, Congcong, Lou, Xiaojie, Yang, Yaodong
- Chemical communications 2017 v.53 no.54 pp. 7596-7599
- barium titanate, nanohybrids, photocatalysis
- We develop a ferroelectric nanohybrid that improves photocatalytic efficiency by reducing the recombination of holes and electron charge carriers. In particular, the size of uniformly dispersed ferroelectric BaTiO₃ in the nanohybrid reaches the critical size of a monodomain, which avoids the need for a poling process for switching the ferroelectric polarization.