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An efficient bicomponent TiO2/SnO2 nanofiber photocatalyst fabricated by electrospinning with a side-by-side dual spinneret method

Liu, Zhaoyang and Sun, Darren Delai and Guo, Peng and Leckie, James O. (2007) An efficient bicomponent TiO2/SnO2 nanofiber photocatalyst fabricated by electrospinning with a side-by-side dual spinneret method. NANO LETTERS, 7 (4). pp. 1081-1085.

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Abstract

In this communication, we demonstrate that the electrospinning process with a side-by-side dual spinneret can be a simple approach for fabricating bicomponent TiO2/SnO2 nanofibers with controllable heterojunctions. Specifically, both of the TiO2 and SnO2 components in the nanofibers are fully exposed to the surface. This morphology fully utilized the photogenerated holes and electrons during the photocatalytic process, thus leading to a high photocatalytic activity. We believe that this versatile approach can be extended to fabricate other novel high-efficiency bicomponent photocatalysts.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:6176
Deposited By:IoN
Deposited On:10 Sep 2009 10:49
Last Modified:10 Sep 2009 10:49

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