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Effect of exposure to light on the chemical properties of the surface of titania particles obtained by dispersing a rutile crystal in air


It has been found that during exposure to UV light, which is absorbed by titanium dioxide obtained by dispersing a rutile crystal in air, water effectively interacts with the lattice oxygen of the metal oxide with the subsequent release of oxygen into the gas phase in the dark and with the reduction of titanium dioxide.

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Original Russian Text © V.S. Zakharenko, E.B. Daibova, 2014, published in Khimiya Vysokikh Energii, 2014, Vol. 48, No. 2, pp. 123–126.

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Zakharenko, V.S., Daibova, E.B. Effect of exposure to light on the chemical properties of the surface of titania particles obtained by dispersing a rutile crystal in air. High Energy Chem 48, 93–96 (2014).

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  • Quantum Yield
  • Photocatalytic Activity
  • High Energy Chemistry
  • Lattice Oxygen
  • Titania Particle