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photocatalysis

Syllabification: pho·to·ca·tal·y·sis
Pronunciation: /ˌfōdōkəˈtaləsəs
 
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Definition of photocatalysis in English:

noun

Chemistry
The acceleration of a chemical reaction by light.
Example sentences
  • Nevertheless, the system does demonstrate for the first time the decontamination of a bacteria-containing air stream by photocatalysis at room temperature.
  • In the area of photocatalysis, developing colloidal semiconductor systems capable of converting visible light to a useful form of energy has also been the center of attention.
  • The photocatalysis effect comes about because TiO 2 is a semiconductor that can absorb the high-energy component of sunlight.

Derivatives

photocatalyst

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈkatl-ist/
noun
Example sentences
  • Titanium dioxide, a well-known photocatalyst, provides the means for returning the hemin molecules to their active reduced state.
  • First, the nanolayer of TiO 2 acts as a photocatalyst.
  • The closest researchers have come previously to achieving this goal is to use solid photocatalysts but these require massive surface areas to be effective.

photocatalytic

2
Pronunciation: /-ˌkatəˈlitik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • This layer functions in two ways: having both photocatalytic and hydrophilic effects.
  • The resulting porphyrin nanotubes have ‘interesting electronic and optical properties such as an intense resonance light scattering ability and photocatalytic activity.’
  • The result of several years' research, the product incorporates a proprietary dual-action coating, using hydrophilic and photocatalytic properties to eliminate water and organic and inorganic deposits from the surface of the glass.

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