Slow Equilibration between Spectroscopically Distinct Trap States in Reduced TiO2 Nanoparticles.

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Understanding the nature of charge carriers in nanoscale titanium dioxide is important for its use in solar energy conversion, photocatalysis, and other applications. UV-irradiation of aqueous, colloidal TiO2 nanoparticles in the presence of methanol gives highly reduced suspensions. Two distinct types of electron traps were observed and characterized by… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b12112

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