Electronic basis of visible region activity in high area Sn-doped rutile TiO2 photocatalysts.

The influence of Sn doping on the anatase-to-rutile phase transition has been investigated in high area powders prepared by a sol-gel route involving alkoxide precursors. Sn doping facilitates conversion of anatase to rutile at lower temperatures than observed for undoped material. At the same time Sn-doping inhibits sintering as gauged by line widths in X… (More)