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Facile Synthesis of SnO2/LaFeO3−XNX Composite: Photocatalytic Activity and Gas Sensing Performance

The Key Laboratory of Chemical Metallurgy Engineering of Liaoning Province and School of Materials and Metallurgy, University of Science and Technology Liaoning, Anshan 114051, China
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
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Nanomaterials 2019, 9(8), 1163;
Received: 11 July 2019 / Revised: 5 August 2019 / Accepted: 9 August 2019 / Published: 14 August 2019
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Here SnO2/LaFeO3−XNX composite was fabricated using a wet chemical method and was applied to pollutants degradation and gas sensing for the first time. The composite exhibits high performance for photocatalytic degradation of Rhodamine B (RhB) dye and selectivity sensing of various gases. On the basis of the completed experiments, the improved RhB degradation and selective gas sensing performance resulted from the extended optical absorption via N2 incorporated surface states and enhanced charge separation via coupling SnO2. Using the scavengers trapping experiments, the superoxide radical (O2•−) was investigated as the major scavenger involved in the degradation of RhB over SnO2/LaFeO3−XNX composite. In this paper, the probable reaction steps involved in the RhB dye degradation over SnO2/LaFeO3−XNX composite are proposed. This work will provide reasonable strategies to fabricate LaFeO3-based proficient and stable catalysts for environmental purification. In addition, the result of the selectivity of gas performance is also presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: LaFeO3−XNX; RhB degradation; charge separation; gas sensing LaFeO3−XNX; RhB degradation; charge separation; gas sensing

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Yin, X.-T.; Dastan, D.; Wu, F.-Y.; Li, J. Facile Synthesis of SnO2/LaFeO3−XNX Composite: Photocatalytic Activity and Gas Sensing Performance. Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 1163.

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