The use of glassceramics in photocatalysis is an attractive option for the realization of smart optical fibers and self-cleaning windows. Here we present the photocatalytic activity of germanosilicate glasses embedding Ga2O3 nanocrystals prepared by batch melting and glass heat treatment. The powdered material is used for UV-assisted degradation of rhodamine in water. The kinetics show changes after repeated experiments. In the first cycle, the apparent rate is governed by a second-order reaction with a Gaussian-like shape, whereas the second cycle follows a first-order reaction. The modification appears to be correlated with perturbations in the defect population. Photoluminescence has been used to monitor the evolution of such defects. Kinetic data on photoreactions and defect formation have been modelled in a combined frame in which the defect concentration determines the photocatalytic activity. The results prove the photocatalytic ability of the studied glassceramics. Moreover, the general validity of the kinetic model can be of interest for other systems in which the photocatalytic response depends on photoreactive species concentration.

Lorenzi, R., Golubev, N., Ignat'eva, E., Sigaev, V., Ferrara, C., Acciarri, M., et al. (2022). Defect-assisted photocatalytic activity of glass-embedded gallium oxide nanocrystals. JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE, 608(Part 3 (15 February 2022)), 2830-2838 [10.1016/j.jcis.2021.11.009].

Defect-assisted photocatalytic activity of glass-embedded gallium oxide nanocrystals

Lorenzi R.
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Ferrara C.;Acciarri M.;Vanacore G. M.;Paleari A.
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2022

Abstract

The use of glassceramics in photocatalysis is an attractive option for the realization of smart optical fibers and self-cleaning windows. Here we present the photocatalytic activity of germanosilicate glasses embedding Ga2O3 nanocrystals prepared by batch melting and glass heat treatment. The powdered material is used for UV-assisted degradation of rhodamine in water. The kinetics show changes after repeated experiments. In the first cycle, the apparent rate is governed by a second-order reaction with a Gaussian-like shape, whereas the second cycle follows a first-order reaction. The modification appears to be correlated with perturbations in the defect population. Photoluminescence has been used to monitor the evolution of such defects. Kinetic data on photoreactions and defect formation have been modelled in a combined frame in which the defect concentration determines the photocatalytic activity. The results prove the photocatalytic ability of the studied glassceramics. Moreover, the general validity of the kinetic model can be of interest for other systems in which the photocatalytic response depends on photoreactive species concentration.
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Gallium oxide; Gaussian kinetic; Glassceramics; Photocatalysis; Photoluminescence;
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Lorenzi, R., Golubev, N., Ignat'eva, E., Sigaev, V., Ferrara, C., Acciarri, M., et al. (2022). Defect-assisted photocatalytic activity of glass-embedded gallium oxide nanocrystals. JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE, 608(Part 3 (15 February 2022)), 2830-2838 [10.1016/j.jcis.2021.11.009].
Lorenzi, R; Golubev, N; Ignat'Eva, E; Sigaev, V; Ferrara, C; Acciarri, M; Vanacore, G; Paleari, A
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