Chapter 4: Metal–Oxide Semiconductor Nanomaterials for Photothermal Catalysis
Published:18 Jan 2022
Special Collection: 2022 ebook collectionSeries: Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Chen Ye, Zibiao Li, Enyi Ye, 2022. "Metal–Oxide Semiconductor Nanomaterials for Photothermal Catalysis", Photothermal Nanomaterials, Enyi Ye, Zibiao Li
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Solar energy-driven catalytic applications have been investigated for decades. Photothermal catalysis combining photo- and thermal-catalytic effects to promote reactions has attracted significant attention. It not only enhances the reaction rate and controls product selectivity but also provides a possibility to let the reactions occur under relatively mild conditions. In this chapter, photothermal catalysis based on oxide materials is reviewed. The principle and development of semiconductor nanostructure-based photothermal catalysts are discussed, and the application of photothermal catalysis in various fields is also present.