Relationship between micro-structure and properties of titania

Mingjie Wei, Qing Shao, Linghong Lu, Yudan Zhu, Weijia Liu, Xiaohua Lu

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Abstract

Titania is a new advanced metal oxide with favorable thermal and chemical stability, and is widely used in many fields such as photocatalyst, photoelectrical material, catalyst support, filler in composites. However, there are many difficulties in the applications of titania, while experiments could not explain the molecular interaction mechanism of these difficulties. Molecular simulation may give researchers an insight into the influence of micro-structure on apparent properties. This paper presents a brief review of the computer simulation investigation of the relationship between micro-structure and properties of titania, including wettability, catalysis reactivity and effect of confinement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1907-1913
Number of pages7
JournalHuagong Xuebao/Journal of Chemical Industry and Engineering (China)
Volume59
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2008

Keywords

  • Catalysis reactivity
  • Confinement
  • Micro-structure
  • Molecular simulation
  • Titania
  • Wettability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering

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