Photocatalytic Center 本文へジャンプ

“Photocatalysis” has potential to open one of the desirable technologies for further prosperity beyond the serious environmental pollution and next generation’s fuel resources of our planet. The photocatalysis is a nature phenomenon to promote chemical reactions on a surface of irradiated semiconductor. The essence of the photocatalysis is attributed to the property of photo-excited carriers (electrons and holes) with strong oxidization and reduction. That finally contributes to the decomposition, deodorization, and sterilization of the hazard organics, as well as decomposition of water to hydrogen and oxygen. We believe that novel photocatalytic materials which have further activities under visible light are going to contribute to the issues of the environment pollution and energy crisis. The Photocatalytic Materials Center which is composed of the following 3 groups has been founded at National Institute for Materials Science since April 2006. The focus is to develop highly efficient photocatalytic materials throughout our attempts from various aspects.
イメージ Jinhua YE
Managing Director
Principal Investigator of MANA
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NIMS International Symposium on Photocatalysis and Environmental Remediation Materials 2011
Jan. 17-19, 2011, NIMS, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, JAPAN
Satellite Meeting of
The 4 th Japan-China Symposium on Advanced Photocatalytic Materials

Jan. 20-22, 2011, Urabandai Nekoma Hotel, Fukushima, JAPAN

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