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Materials 2017, 10(10), 1161; doi:10.3390/ma10101161

Photocatalytic Performance of a Novel MOF/BiFeO3 Composite

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Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Special Functional Materials & Shenzhen Engineering Laboratory for Advance Technology of Ceramics, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, China
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State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
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Received: 6 September 2017 / Revised: 28 September 2017 / Accepted: 2 October 2017 / Published: 10 October 2017
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Abstract

In this study, MOF/BiFeO3 composite (MOF, metal-organic framework) has been synthesized successfully through a one-pot hydrothermal method. The MOF/BiFeO3 composite samples, pure MOF samples and BiFeO3 samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), and by UV–vis spectrophotometry. The results and analysis reveal that MOF/BiFeO3 composite has better photocatalytic behavior for methylene blue (MB) compared to pure MOF and pure BiFeO3. The enhancement of photocatalytic performance should be due to the introduction of MOF change the surface morphology of BiFeO3, which will increase the contact area with MB. This composing strategy of MOF/BiFeO3 composite may bring new insight into the designing of highly efficient photocatalysts. View Full-Text
Keywords: MOF; BiFeO3; photocatalysts; morphology MOF; BiFeO3; photocatalysts; morphology
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Si, Y.; Li, Y.; Zou, J.; Xiong, X.; Zeng, X.; Zhou, J. Photocatalytic Performance of a Novel MOF/BiFeO3 Composite. Materials 2017, 10, 1161.

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