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Crystals 2018, 8(11), 432;

Fabrication of Novel [email protected]4 Composite with Enhanced Photocatalytic Performance

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
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: 26 September 2018 / Revised: 6 November 2018 / Accepted: 16 November 2018 / Published: 19 November 2018
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In this work, a novel metal-organic framework (MOF) and BiVO4 (BVO) composite photocatalyst was successfully synthesized by an in-situ growth method. The characterization of obtained samples was done by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy, N2 adsorption, and photoluminescence spectroscopy. The photocatalytic performance of [email protected]4 composite was evaluated by the degradation of methylene blue (MB) under simulated visible light irradiation. Compared with the mixture of BVO and ZIF-8, the composite photocatalyst exhibited superior photodegradation efficiency, which could be attributed to the synergistic effect between BVO and ZIF-8. The reduced recombination of photogenerated electrons and holes was considered to be an important reason for the enhancement of photocatalytic performance. This design demonstrates a rational method to improve the photocatalytic performance by combining photocatalysts with MOFs. View Full-Text
Keywords: BiVO4; MOFs; photocatalyst; visible light BiVO4; MOFs; photocatalyst; visible light

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Si, Y.-H.; Li, Y.-Y.; Xia, Y.; Shang, S.-K.; Xiong, X.-B.; Zeng, X.-R.; Zhou, J. Fabrication of Novel [email protected]4 Composite with Enhanced Photocatalytic Performance. Crystals 2018, 8, 432.

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