Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2010.11.040
Title: Block copolymer-templated synthesis of highly organized mesoporous TiO2-based films and their photoelectrochemical applications
Authors: Pan, J.H.
Zhao, X.S. 
Lee, W.I.
Keywords: Block copolymer
Dye-sensitized solar cells
Electrochromism
Ordered mesoporous materials
Photocatalysis
Photochromism
Self-assembly
Thin films
Titania
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2011
Citation: Pan, J.H., Zhao, X.S., Lee, W.I. (2011-06-01). Block copolymer-templated synthesis of highly organized mesoporous TiO2-based films and their photoelectrochemical applications. Chemical Engineering Journal 170 (2-3) : 363-380. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2010.11.040
Abstract: Over the last decade, mesoporous TiO2 nanocrystalline films have been intensively investigated not only for fundamental research interest but also for technological applications. This critical review summarizes recent progress of the block copolymer-templated highly organized mesoporous TiO2-based films prepared via an evaporation-induced self-assembly (EISA) process and their photoelectrochemical applications. With a brief introduction to the principle of block copolymer self-assembly and EISA process, control of the cooperative self-assembly between Ti species and block copolymer in the sol solution as well as in the deposited films, aging under a controlled humid environment, and subsequent thermal treatment is described. Key experimental parameters for the preparation of highly organized mesoporous TiO2 films are analyzed. Applications of mesoporous TiO2-based films in photocatalytic reactions, catalytic chemical synthesis, dye-sensitized solar cells, and electrochromic and photochromic devices are discussed. The synthesis-component-structure-property relationship in mesoporous TiO2-based films is highlighted, and the perspectives in this rapidly developing field are suggested. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.
Source Title: Chemical Engineering Journal
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/88591
ISSN: 13858947
DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2010.11.040
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