Yohei Ishida, Shingo Motono, Wataru Doshin, Tomoharu Tokunaga, Hiroki Tsukamoto, and Tetsu Yonezawa “Small Nanosized Oxygen-Deficient Tungsten Oxide Particles; Mechanistic Investigation with Controlled Plasma Generation in Water for Their Preparation” ACS Omega, 2(8), 5104-5110 (2017). DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.7b00986 (Published (web) 29 August 2017). Open Access Paper
Abstract: Production of oxygen-deficient tungsten oxide nanoparticles with a diameter of around 10 nm have been successfully developed using a microwave-induced plasma in liquid technique. The prepared blue-green nanoparticles exhibit strong absorption in the visible region; thus, these could be efficient visible-light photocatalysts. The high-angle annular dark-field images revealed the dislocation of tungsten, which causes oxygen deficiencies.