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Nanomaterials 2016, 6(1), 22; doi:10.3390/nano6010022

Coupling of Nanocrystalline Anatase TiO2 to Porous Nanosized LaFeO3 for Efficient Visible-Light Photocatalytic Degradation of Pollutants

Key Laboratory of Functional Inorganic Materials Chemistry, Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Heilongjiang University, Harbin 150080, China
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Received: 26 November 2015 / Revised: 26 November 2015 / Accepted: 15 December 2015 / Published: 20 January 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanoparticles for Catalysis)
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In this work we have successfully fabricated nanocrystalline anatase TiO2/perovskite-type porous nanosized LaFeO3 (T/P-LFO) nanocomposites using a simple wet chemical method. It is clearly demonstrated by means of atmosphere-controlled steady-state surface photovoltage spectroscopy (SPS) responses, photoluminescence spectra, and fluorescence spectra related to the formed OH radical amount that the photogenerated charge carriers in the resultant T/P-LFO nanocomposites with a proper mole ratio percentage of TiO2 display much higher separation in comparison to the P-LFO alone. This is highly responsible for the improved visible-light activities of T/P-LFO nanocomposites for photocatalytic degradation of gas-phase acetaldehyde and liquid-phase phenol. This work will provide a feasible route to synthesize visible-light responsive nano-photocatalysts for efficient solar energy utilization. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanostructures; semiconductors; chemical synthesis; X-ray diffraction; catalytic properties nanostructures; semiconductors; chemical synthesis; X-ray diffraction; catalytic properties
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Humayun, M.; Li, Z.; Sun, L.; Zhang, X.; Raziq, F.; Zada, A.; Qu, Y.; Jing, L. Coupling of Nanocrystalline Anatase TiO2 to Porous Nanosized LaFeO3 for Efficient Visible-Light Photocatalytic Degradation of Pollutants. Nanomaterials 2016, 6, 22.

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