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Experimental Methods

  • John Callum Alexander
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Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Abstract

The experiments reported in this thesis cover two main areas of investigation: 1. Investigation of plasmonic water splitting by gold nanoparticles on TiO2 (Chap.  5), and analysis of the electrochemistry of rutile single crystals (Chap.  6). 2. Growth of TiO2 thin films by pulsed laser deposition on amorphous substrates (Chap.  7) and single crystal substrates (Chap.  8) as the basis of further studies of the surface science of TiO2

Keywords

Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy Pulse Laser Deposition Nyquist Plot Open Circuit Potential Constant Phase Element 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Imperial College LondonLondonUK

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