72. Titanate Nanowires as One-Dimensional Hot Spot Generators for Broadband Au-TiO2 Photocatalysis

Yoel Negrín-Montecelo, Martín Testa-Anta, Laura Marín-Caba, Moisés Pérez-Lorenzo, Verónica Salgueiriño, Miguel A. Correa-Duarte, Miguel Comesaña-Hermo 

Nanomaterials (2019), 9, 990 (DOI: 10.3390/nano9070990).


The use of titanate nanowires as advantageous substrates for the development of hybrid photocatalysts are herein reported, considering TEM, XRD and Raman for an in-depth characterization of the chemical and structural properties of these objects. These titanate nanowires functionalized with Au nanorods and TiO2 nanoparticles offer  a new class of hybrid nanostructures with outstanding photocatalytic features. These extraordinary properties are explained as a consequence of the anisotropic morphology of the substrates and the preferential directed 1D assembly of the Au nanorods, thus leading to the controlled formation of plasmonic hot spots. 

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