Ferroelectric ceramics and glass ceramics for photocatalysis

Gurpreet Singh, Moolchand Sharma, Chris Bowen, Rahul Vaish

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The photocatalysis process using nonferroelectric semiconductor photocatalysts can be of low efficiency due to the recombination of photogenerated charge carriers; namely free electrons and holes. Recently, ferroelectric-based photocatalyst materials have emerged as a solution to mitigate the recombination of photogenerated charge carriers, which is associated with the presence of their inherent spontaneous polarization. Recently, these ferroelectric materials have shown superior photocatalytic performance in a variety of environmental applications, including organic dye degradation, bacterial disinfection, and water splitting. This chapter introduces the basic fundamental properties of ferroelectric ceramics and glass ceramics and is followed by a detailed review of their use in various environmental applications that use the photocatalysis process. Finally, the limitations and future scope of photocatalytic active ferroelectric ceramics and glass ceramics are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCeramic Science and Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationBasics to Recent Advancements
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9780323899567
ISBN (Print)9780323886031
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2022


  • Degradation of pollutants
  • Ferroelectric ceramics
  • Photocatalysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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