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The Effects of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes on the Catalytic Properties of Titanium Dioxide

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Concern about maximizing and improving heterogeneous catalysis has grown because it is used in a variety of applications. This study focused on the effect single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) had on titanium dioxide (TiO2) catalysis. Two different forms of TiO2, rutile and anatase, were combined with SWNTs in heterogeneous mixtures and turned into films. The properties of these films were explored through their conductivity measurements, ability to degrade Methylene Blue (MB) when exposed to UV and visible light, and Raman spectroscopy. The data suggest that interactions with SWNTs increase the catalytic properties of TiO2 and extend the photoresponse range into the visible region of light.

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