Photocatalytic metamaterials: TiO2 inverse opals

Dipartimento di Chimica Analitica, Università di Torino, Via P: Giuria, 5, 10125 Torino, Italy.
Chemical Communications (Impact Factor: 6.72). 06/2011; 47(21):6147-9. DOI: 10.1039/c1cc11243k
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ABSTRACT The study of the photocatalytic activity of TiO(2) inverse opals showed that these structures behave as metamaterials: their properties arise principally from the 3D periodic structure of the material and marginally from porosity, reflectivity and scattering.

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