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[mass noun] The acceleration of a chemical reaction by light.
- ‘The photocatalysis effect comes about because TiO 2 is a semiconductor that can absorb the high-energy component of sunlight.’
- ‘Other potential applications for photocatalysis plants could include train toilets, or around sewage and waste treatment facilities.’
- ‘Nevertheless, the system does demonstrate for the first time the decontamination of a bacteria-containing air stream by photocatalysis at room temperature.’
- ‘In the area of photocatalysis, developing colloidal semiconductor systems capable of converting visible light to a useful form of energy has also been the center of attention.’
- ‘This investigation is exciting because it promises to provide fundamental scientific breakthroughs in chemical synthesis, self-assembly, electron and energy transfer processes, and photocatalysis.’
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