This review highlights recent progress on the application of such material plasmon-enhanced titania photocatalysts for photodegradation of organic dyes. The focus is placed on several mechanisms on how the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) phenomenon could enhance the photocatalytic activity of semiconductors. Furthermore, the performance of several types of plasmon-enhanced titania nanocatalyst with different kinds of metal plasmonic nanoparticles is also compared and comprehensively discussed including nanocatalysts' kinetics in facilitating the photocatalytic degradation of different types of organic dyes.

Recent Advances on Plasmon-enhanced Titania Nanocatalysts for Photocatalytic Degradation of Organic Dyes” by Munawar Khalil et al. on page 117 with DOI number of 10.34311/jics.2020.03.3.117 has been selected as a front cover for Volume 03, Issue 3 (DOI: 10.34311/jics.2020.03.3). This review highlights recent progress on the application of such material plasmon-enhanced titania photocatalysts for photodegradation of organic dyes. The focus is placed on several mechanisms on how the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) phenomenon could enhance the photocatalytic activity of semiconductors. Furthermore, the performance of several types of plasmon-enhanced titania nanocatalyst with different kinds of metal plasmonic nanoparticles is also compared and comprehensively discussed including nanocatalysts' kinetics in facilitating the photocatalytic degradation of different types of organic dyes.

Published: 2020-12-30