Polymer photocatalysts with plasma-enhanced activity



Sprick, Reiner Sebastian, Cheetham, Kieran J, Bai, Yang ORCID: 0000-0002-1643-3770, Alves Fernandes, Jesum, Barnes, Michael, Bradley, James W and Cooper, Andrew I
(2020) Polymer photocatalysts with plasma-enhanced activity. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2020 (15). 7125 - 7129.

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Abstract

Plasma treatment was used as a new method to enhance the photocatalytic performance of a hydrophobic polymer photocatalyst. The sacrificial hydrogen evolution rate was enhanced by a factor of more than 8 after a plasma treatment time of 20 minutes. Contact angle measurements confirmed that the plasma treatment improved the wettability of the polymer film and XPS results indicated a surface chemical modification.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2020 09:32
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2021 08:29
DOI: 10.1039/d0ta01200a
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3082526