Double-Side Co-Catalytic Activation of Anodic TiO2 Nanotube Membranes with Sputter-Coated Pt for Photocatalytic H2 Generation from Water/Methanol Mixtures.

@article{Cha2017DoubleSideCA,
  title={Double-Side Co-Catalytic Activation of Anodic TiO2 Nanotube Membranes with Sputter-Coated Pt for Photocatalytic H2 Generation from Water/Methanol Mixtures.},
  author={Gihoon Cha and Marco Altomare and Nhat Truong Nguyen and Nicola Taccardi and Kiyoung Lee and Patrik Schmuki},
  journal={Chemistry, an Asian journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={
          314-323
        }
}
Self-standing TiO2 nanotube layers in the form of membranes are fabricated by self-organizing anodization of Ti metal and a potential shock technique. The membranes are then decorated by sputtering different Pt amounts i) only at the top, ii) only at the bottom or iii) at both top and bottom of the tube layers. The Pt-decorated membranes are transferred either in tube top-up or in tube top-down configuration onto FTO slides and are investigated, after crystallization, as photocatalysts for H2… 
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