Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2016, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (9): 2185-2196.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201605255

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Recent Progress in Crystal Facet Effect of TiO2 Photocatalysts

Yang LU*()   

  • Received:2016-04-12 Published:2016-09-08
  • Contact: Yang LU;
  • Supported by:
    the National Natural Science Foundation of China(51372248);the National Natural Science Foundation of China(51432009)


The crystal facet effect of photocatalysts has aroused increasing attention owing to its importance for the synthesis of novel photocatalysts, understanding photocatalytic mechanisms, and enhancing photocatalytic efficiency. In this paper, the research approaches, recently discovered phenomena, and the application of the facet effect of TiO2 are reviewed. The prospects and challenges of using the crystal facet effect of TiO2 photocatalysts are discussed.

Key words: TiO2, Crystal facet, Photocatalysis, Structure-activity relationship, Anisotropy