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X-ray spectroscopies studies of the 3d transition metal oxides and applications of photocatalysis

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  08 February 2017

Yifan Ye
Affiliation:
Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Mukes Kapilashrami
Affiliation:
Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Cheng-Hao Chuang
Affiliation:
Department of Physics, Tamkang University, New Taipei City 25137, Taiwan
Yi-sheng Liu
Affiliation:
Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Per-Anders Glans
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Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Jinghua Guo
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Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
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Abstract

Recent advances in synchrotron based x-ray spectroscopy enable materials scientists to emanate fingerprints on important materials properties, e.g., electronic, optical, structural, and magnetic properties, in real-time and under nearly real-world conditions. This characterization in combination with optimized materials synthesis routes and tailored morphological properties could contribute greatly to the advances in solid-state electronics and renewable energy technologies. In connection to this, such perspective reflects the current materials research in the space of emerging energy technologies, namely photocatalysis, with a focus on transition metal oxides, mainly on the Fe2O3- and TiO2-based materials.

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