High-Performance Photothermal Conversion of Narrow-Bandgap Ti2 O3 Nanoparticles

Juan Wang, Yangyang Li, Lin Deng, Nini Wei, Yakui Weng, Shuai Dong, Dianpeng Qi, Jun Qiu, Xiaodong Chen, Tao Wu

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Ti2O3 nanoparticles with high performance of photothermal conversion are demonstrated for the first time. Benefiting from the nanosize and narrow-bandgap features, the Ti2O3 nanoparticles possess strong light absorption and nearly 100% internal solar–thermal conversion efficiency. Furthermore, Ti2O3 nanoparticle-based thin film shows potential use in seawater desalination and purification.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1603730
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 11 2016

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: J.W. and Y.L. contributed equally to this work. This work was supported in part by National Research Foundation, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore under its Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE) Programme of Nanomaterials for Energy and Water management. Y.L. and T.W. acknowledge funding support from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).


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