Additive manufacturing of photoactive polymers for visible light harvesting

Adilet Zhakeyev, John Tobin, Huizhi Wang, Filipe Vilela, Jin Xuan

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Abstract

In recent years, 3D printing has gained a great deal of attention in the energy field, with numerous reports demonstrating its application in fabrication of electrochemical devices. The near-complete freedom of design offered by 3D printing technologies make them very appealing, since complex 3D parts can be directly fabricated. However, its application in photochemistry and solar energy harvesting remains, so far, an uncharted territory. In this work, a photoactive monomer was incorporated into commercially available 3D printing resin, which was subsequently used to successfully fabricate 3D photosensitizing structures for singlet oxygen generation. Results indicate that the SLA fabricated small-scale (0.1 ml) photoactive continuous flow reactor shows activity in singlet oxygen synthesis reaction under visible light irradiation (420 nm).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5608-5614
Number of pages7
JournalEnergy Procedia
Volume158
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019
Event10th International Conference on Applied Energy 2018 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 22 Aug 201825 Aug 2018

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3D printers
Printing
Polymers
Oxygen
Energy harvesting
Photochemical reactions
Solar energy
Resins
Monomers
Irradiation
Fabrication

Keywords

  • 3D printing
  • Organic photosensitizer
  • Photoreactor
  • Solar energy harvesting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)

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Zhakeyev, Adilet ; Tobin, John ; Wang, Huizhi ; Vilela, Filipe ; Xuan, Jin. / Additive manufacturing of photoactive polymers for visible light harvesting. In: Energy Procedia. 2019 ; Vol. 158. pp. 5608-5614.
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