A P25/(NH4)xWO3hybrid photocatalyst with broad spectrum photocatalytic properties under UV, visible, and near-infrared irradiation

Linfen Yang, Bin Liu, Tongyao Liu, Xinlong Ma, Hao Li, Shu Yin, Tsugio Sato, Yuhua Wang

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In this study, a series of hybrid nanostructured photocatalysts P25/(NH4)xWO3nanocomposites with the average crystallite size of P25 and (NH4)xWO3of the sample was calculated to be about 30 nm and 130 nm, were successfully synthesized via a simple one-step hydrothermal method. The as-obtained samples was characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), which implies that the P25/(NH4)xWO3nanocomposites are fabricated with favourable nanosizd interfacial. The XPS results confirmed that the obtained sample consists of mixed chemical valences of W 5+ and W 6+, the low-valance W 5+ sites could be the origin of NIR absorption. As revealed by optical absorption results, P25/(NH4)xWO3nanocomposites possess high optical absorption in the whole solar spectrum of 200-2500 nm. Benefiting from this unique photo-absorption property and the synergistic effect of P25 and (NH 4) x WO 3, broad spectrum response photocatalytic activities covering UV, visible and near infrared regions on degradation of Rhodamine B have been realized by P25/(NH4)xWO3nanocomposites. Meanwhile, the stability of photocatalysts was examined by the XRD and XPS of the photocatalysts after the reaction. The results show that P25/(NH4)xWO3photocatalysts has a brilliant application prospect in the energy utilization to solve deteriorating environmental issues.

Original languageEnglish
Article number45715
JournalScientific reports
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Apr 3

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