Metallic Oxides Nanostructures

TiO2, ZnO and CuxO nanostructures show relevant properties of photocatalytic degradation of water pollutants. Several forms of nanostructures (thin films, nanoparticles, nanowires, nanotubes, etc.), possibly coupled with metals and carbon nanotubes, are synthesized with the main aim of improving the efficiency of the materials in water disinfection and purification.

 

Publications
G. Impellizzeri, V. Scuderi, L. Romano, P. Sberna, E. Arcadipane, R. Sanz, F. Simone, and V. Privitera. "Fe ion-implanted TiO2 thin film for efficient visible-light photocatalysis", Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 116, pp. 173507, 2014.

V. Scuderi, G. Impellizzeri, L. Romano, M. Scuderi, G. Nicotra, K. Bergum, A. Irrera, B. G. Svensson and V. Privitera. "TiO2-coated nanostructures for dye photo-degradation in water", Nanoscale Research Letters, Vol. 9, pp. 458, 2014.

M. Zimbone, M. A. Buccheri, G. Cacciato, R. Sanz Gonzàlez, G. Rappazzo, S. Boninelli, R. Reitano, L. Romano, V. Privitera and M. G. Grimaldi. "Photocatalytical and antibacterial activity of TiO2 nanoparticles obtained by laser ablation in water", Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Vol. 165, pp. 487-494, 2015.

R. Sanz Gonzàlez, L. Romano, M. Zimbone, M. A. Buccheri, V. Scuderi, G. Impellizzeri, M. Scuderi, G. Nicotra, J. Jensen and V. Privitera. "UV-black rutile TiO2: An antireflective photocatalytic nanostructure", Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 117, pp. 074903, 2015.

G. Impellizzeri, V. Scuderi, L. Romano, E. Napolitani, R. Sanz, R. Carles, and V. Privitera. "C ion-implanted TiO2 thin film for photocatalytic applications", Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 117, pp. 105308, 2015.

G. Impellizzeri, A. Di Mauro, G. Amiard, S. Boninelli and V. Privitera. "Core-shell nanostructures with promising photocatalytic characteristics", SPIE Newsroom, on invitation, pp. 1-3, 2015.

O. Kingsley Iwu, V. Strano, A. Di Mauro, G. Impellizzeri and S. Mirabella. "Enhanced Quality, Growth Kinetics, and Photocatalysis of ZnO Nanowalls Prepared by Chemical Bath Deposition", Crystal Growth and Design, Vol. 15, pp. 4206-4212, 2015.

M. Zimbone, G. Cacciato, M. A. Buccheri, R. Sanz, N. Piluso, R. Reitano, F. La Via, M. G. Grimaldi, and V. Privitera. “Photocatalytical activity of amorphous hydrogenated TiO2 obtained by pulsed laser ablation in liquid”, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing , Vol. 42, pp. 28-31, 2016.

V. Scuderi, G. Impellizzeri, M. Zimbone, R. Sanz, A. Di Mauro, M. A. Buccheri, M. Miritello, A. Terrasi, G. Rappazzo, G. Nicotra, and V. Privitera, “Rapid synthesis of photoactive hydrogenated TiO2 nanoplumes”, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Vol. 183, pp. 328-334, 2016.

E. Arcadipane, R. Sanz, M. Miritello, G. Impellizzeri, M. G. Grimaldi, V. Privitera, and L. Romano, “TiO2 nanowires on Ti thin film for water purification”, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, Vol. 42, pp. 24-27, 2016.

A. Di Mauro, M. Zimbone, M. E. Fragalà, and G. Impellizzeri, “Synthesis of ZnO nanofibers by the electrospinning process”, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, Vol. 42, pp. 98-101, 2016.

V. Scuderi, G. Amiard, S. Boninelli, S. Scalese, M. Miritello, P. Sberna, G. Impellizzeri, and V. Privitera, “Photocatalytic activity of CuO and Cu2O nanowires”, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing Vol. 42, pp. 89-93, 2016.

S. Millesi, M. Schilirò, F. Greco, I. Crupi, G. Impellizzeri, F. Priolo, R. G. Egdell, and A. Gulino, “Nanostructured CdO thin films for water treatments”, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing Vol. 42, pp. 85-88, 2016.

V. Scuderi, M. A. Buccheri, G. Impellizzeri, A. Di Mauro, G. Rappazzo, K. Bergum, B. G. Svensson, and V. Privitera, “Photocatalytic and antibacterial properties of titanium dioxide flat film”, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, Vol. 42, pp. 32-35, 2016.

G. Impellizzeri, A. Morrissey, B. G. Svensson, “Editorial of the Special Issue: Materials for applications in water treatment and water splitting”, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, Vol. 42, 2016.

M. Cantarella, R. Sanz, M. A. Buccheri, F. Ruffino, G. Rappazzo, S. Scalese, G. Impellizzeri, L. Romano, and V. Privitera, “Immobilization of nanomaterials in PMMA composites for photocatalytic removal of dyes, phenols and bacteria from water”, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, Vol. 321, pp. 1-11, 2016.