PhD student from Mexico conducted research at the Jan Długosz University of Humanities and Sciences in Częstochowa

Uniwersytet Humanistyczno-Przyrodniczy im. Jana Długosza w Częstochowie

Francisco Gomez Javier-Cano, a doctoral student at the University Le Mans in France and the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology CINVESTAV in Zacatenco, Mexico, was a guest at the Jan Długosz University of Humanities and Sciences in Częstochowa. The scientist performed computer simulations of experimentally studied graphene/TiO2 hybrid materials subjected to structural modifications in the Department of Photoinduced Phenomena.

The PhD student’s research topic is the synthesis, structural characterisation and physico-chemical properties of modified graphene on titanium dioxide (TiO2) surface for photocatalytic applications. 

Stimulation of TiO2 with modified graphene oxide, allows to increase the activity of this material in photocatalytic processes, as well as to obtain new functional characteristics of this material. The resulting hybrid turns out to be a material more active in photocatalysis than the semiconductor itself.

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