Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction on the band structure of Solids

    • Difference between metals, semiconductors, insulators

  • 2

    Principle of heterogeneous photocatalysis using semiconductors

    • Excitation and link to photon energy

    • Subsequent (radical) reaction pathways leading to ROS

  • 3

    Photocatalytic materials

    • TiO2 as benchmark material

    • Morphological material modifications (0D, 1D, 2D, 3D structures)

    • Electronic material modifications (doping, plasmonics,…)

  • 4

    Photocatalytic applications

    • Brief overview of the application domain