Recently, the research team led by prof. KONG Lingtao at Institute of Solid State Physics, Hefei Institutes of Physical Science developed a highly active carbon framework-encapsulated copper oxide Fenton-like catalyst that can generate free radicals and singlet oxygen by activating peroxymonosulfate (PMS), realizing the efficient degradation of tetracycline pollutants in water.
Hefei Institutes of Physical Science had compiled and published a book titled Environmental Optics and Technology that summarizes the achievements of environmental optical monitoring technology, the self-developed three-dimensional monitoring system, and its application.
Some doped semiconductor, such as nonstoichiometric copper chalcogenides and oxygen-deficient metal oxides, showed surface plasmon resonance (SPR) effect, which usually existed in noble metal nanostructures. These materials are welcomed for their low cost. However, the optical response range of plasmonic semiconductor materials was mostly in the infrared region, which is not efficient for utilization of solar energy.
Two-dimensional (2D) ferroelectric materials (FEMs) and their application in ferroelectric tunnel junctions (FTJs) have attracted much attention. But the way to better integrate with the present semiconductor technology remains secret.
A research group led by Prof. ZANG Haimin from the Institute of Solid State Physics, Hefei Institutes of Physical Science reported inactivation and regeneration of highly ordered Nb2O5 nanochannel film catalyst for electrocatalytic N2 reduction.