Definition of photocatalysis in English:

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photocatalysis

Pronunciation: /ˌfəʊtə(ʊ)kəˈtalɪsɪs/

noun

[mass 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

photocatalytic

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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Line breaks: photo|cataly¦sis

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