Preparation and Characterization of Mo Doped in BiVO4 with Enhanced Photocatalytic Properties
AbstractMolybdenum (Mo) doped BiVO4 was fabricated via a simple electrospun method. Morphology, structure, chemical states and optical properties of the obtained catalysts were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS), N2 adsorption–desorption isotherms (BET) and photoluminescence spectrum (PL), respectively. The photocatalytic properties indicate that doping Mo into BiVO4 can enhance the photocatalytic activity and dark adsorption ability. The photocatalytic test suggests that the 1% Mo-BiVO4 shows the best photocatalytic activity, which is about three times higher than pure BiVO4. Meanwhile, 3% Mo-BiVO4 shows stronger dark adsorption than pure BiVO4 and 1% Mo-BiVO4. The enhancement in photocatalytic property should be ascribed to that BiVO4 with small amount of Mo doping could efficiently separate the photogenerated carries and improve the electronic conductivity. The high concentration doping would lead the crystal structure transformation from monoclinic to tetragonal phase, as well as the formation of MoO3 nanoparticles on the BiVO4 surface, which could also act as recombination centers to decrease the photocatalytic activity. View Full-Text
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Liu, B.; Yan, X.; Yan, H.; Yao, Y.; Cai, Y.; Wei, J.; Chen, S.; Xu, X.; Li, L. Preparation and Characterization of Mo Doped in BiVO4 with Enhanced Photocatalytic Properties. Materials 2017, 10, 976.
Liu B, Yan X, Yan H, Yao Y, Cai Y, Wei J, Chen S, Xu X, Li L. Preparation and Characterization of Mo Doped in BiVO4 with Enhanced Photocatalytic Properties. Materials. 2017; 10(8):976.Chicago/Turabian Style
Liu, Bitao; Yan, Xuelian; Yan, Hengqing; Yao, Yucen; Cai, Yanhua; Wei, Jumeng; Chen, Shanyong; Xu, Xuhui; Li, Lu. 2017. "Preparation and Characterization of Mo Doped in BiVO4 with Enhanced Photocatalytic Properties." Materials 10, no. 8: 976.
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