Surface Modifications and Growth of Titanium Dioxide for Photo-Electrochemical Water Splitting

  • John Callum Alexander

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

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About this book


This outstanding thesis provides a wide-ranging overview of the growth of titanium dioxide thin films and its use in photo-electrochemicals such as water splitting. The context for water splitting is introduced with the theory of semiconductor-liquid junctions, which are dealt with in detail. In particular plasmonic enhancement of TiO2 by the addition of gold nanoparticles is considered in depth, including a thorough and critical review of the literature, which discusses the possible mechanisms that may be at work. Plasmonic enhancement is demonstrated with gold nanoparticles on Nb-doped TiO2. Finally, the use of temperature and pressure to control the phase and morphology of thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition is presented.


Plasmonic Enhancement and Elctrochemistry Surface Modifications of Titanium Dioxide Gold Nanoparticles and Elctrochemistry Gold Nanoparticles on Nb-doped TiO2 Growth of Titanium Dioxide Photo-anodes Based on Titanium Dioxide Photo-electrochemical Decomposition of Water Photo-electrochemical Water Splitting Plasmonic Enhancement of TiO2 Pulsed Laser Deposition Semiconductor-liquid Junctions Titanium Dioxide Thin Films Water Splitting in Photo-electrochemicals

Authors and affiliations

  • John Callum Alexander
    • 1
  1. 1.Imperial College LondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-34227-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-34229-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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