Bi1-x Nix VO4-y Solid solution with a high visible-light photocatalytic activity for degradation methyl orange

Jing Wang, Yuelin Wei, Yunfang Huang, Jihuai Wu, Qiang Dong, Shu Yin, Tsugio Sato

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Abstract

Particulate solid solutions Bi1-x Nix VO4-y were synthesized by solid-state reaction at high temperature. The samples were characterized by X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Field-Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FE-SEM), Energy Dispersive Spectrometer (EDS), Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface area and Ultraviolet-Visible spectroscopy (UV-Vis). The photocatalytic activity of BiVO4 for photocatalytic degradation of organic contaminants ability in visible light region could be improved by doping of Ni2+ . The high visible light photocatalytic activity of Bi1-x NixVO4-y solid solution might be due to the generation of a new band gap and expanding the range of visible light response. It was suggested that the Ni2+ doping was beneficial to effective charge separation of Bi1-xNixVO4-y solid solution, thus improved the photocatalytic activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7240-7243
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Volume15
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Sep 1

Keywords

  • BiVO
  • Photocatalytic activity
  • Solid solution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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