Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Metal Semiconductors Heterojunctions with Photocatalytic Applications

Juliana S. Souza

Using solar light in photo-induced processes is very attractive since it is a clean and practically limitless energy source. Recently research related to the development of new photocatalysts capable of use this kind of energy has been growing. Metal semiconductors have excelled in this field, however, the development of materials capable of utilize the visible component of the radiation (major portion of the Sun fallout) it is a contemporary challenge. My research group is focused on the development of new heterojunctions of nanostructured metal semiconductors,
whose synergic effect make it possible the use of the visible radiation, resulting in improved photocatalytic activity.