Resources

(1) Important links

1.  Dr. Qin’s Google Scholar

2. Chinese Symposium on Photocatalytic Materials

Chinese Symposium on Photocatalytic Materials, July 26-29, 2018, Wuhan, China

 

3. Graduate student fellowship opportunity

(2) References

1. TEM/SEM

Transmission Electron Microscopy: A Textbook for Materials Science

2. X-Ray Technique

Elements of x-ray diffraction

3. Material Science & Engineering

Materials: Engineering, Science, Processing and Design

The Physics and Chemistry of Materials

Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction

Mechanical Behaviour of Engineering Materials

Mechanical Metallurgy

Virtual Material Sciences & Engineering Website

Phase transformations in metals and alloys

4. Thin Film

Thin Film Materials: Stress, Defect Formation and Surface Evolution

Metallic Multilayers and their Applications 

5. Dislocation

Introduction to Dislocations

Theory of Dislocations

Micromechanics of Defects in Solids

6. XPS

CASA XPS

(3) Useful Websites:

Periodic table: Element properties

Periodic table: Atomic radius

ASM Alloy Phase Diagram Database 

Hardnesses of Elements

Recent Posts

MMRI Special Seminar “SOLAR FUEL PRODUCTION FROM WATER USING ORGANIC PHOTOCATALYSTS”

You are cordially invited to attend MMRI Special Seminar

“Catalyst, Energy Conversion and Storage”

Speakers:
Dr. Sebastian Sprick

from
University of Liverpool / Materials Innovation Factory
Department of Chemistry,
United Kingdom

Date: Friday 10th May 2019
Time: 13.30-14.00
Place: Meeting Room 12th Floor, Metallurgy and Materials Science Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/RpDupaEB8cA2

Register at: https://tinyurl.com/mmri052019

MMRI Special Seminar “SOLAR FUEL PRODUCTION FROM WATER USING ORGANIC PHOTOCATALYSTS”
by Dr. REINER SEBASTIAN SPRICK
Department of Chemistry and Materials Innovation Factory, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.

ABSTRACT

Photocatalytic hydrogen production from water is a research area of immense interest as hydrogen has been identified as a potential energy carrier of the future. Most of the studied photocatalysts are inorganic and organic materials have been far less studied, with the exception of carbon nitride materials. Here, I will present our work on the application of conjugated microporous polymers (CMPs),1-3 unbranched conjugated polymers,4,5 and covalent organic frameworks (COFs)6 as photocatalysts for hydrogen production from water. All photocatalysts were made from organic building blocks at low temperatures which allows for good control of their properties. I will discuss synthetic approaches in tuning of their light absorption and band alignment,7 crystallinity,6 particle size8 and wettability5,9 for improved photocatalytic activity.
Understanding of these systems was gained using transient absorption spectroscopy monitoring the temporal evolution of photogenerated reaction intermediates on slow and ultrafast timescales.5 This allowed us to draw a comprehensive picture of the processes that take place upon photoexcitation and to correlate the anion transient signal with the activity of the respective polymer. Furthermore, we used quasi-elastic neutron scattering to study water within the pores of CMP photocatalysts.3 We recently used automation to produce a large set of polymer photocatalysts that were studied for their performance. The data was then coupled with machine learning and we explored underlying factors beyond the ones previously considered by us in photocatalysis.

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