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Preparation and photocatalytic activity of Mo-doped WO3 nanowires

Song, Xu Chun and Yang, E and Liu, Gang and Zhang, Yong and Liu, Zhi Sheng and Chen, Hai Fang and Wang, Ying (2010) Preparation and photocatalytic activity of Mo-doped WO3 nanowires. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 12 (8). pp. 2813-2819.

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Mo-doped WO3 nanowires were fabricated by a hydrothermal method in the presence of K2SO4. The physical properties of prepared nanowires were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), energy-dispersive X-ray analysis (EDS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The results show that the obtained products are nanowires with diameters ranging between 10 and 20 nm, and lengths of about 600 nm. Its photoactivity was evaluated through the photodegradation of methylene blue (MB) in aqueous solution. Effects of the molybdenum concentration on the photoactivity of the obtained samples were investigated detailedly. The experimental results indicated that the Mo-doping enhanced the photoactivity of WO3 nanowires.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:9940
Deposited By:CSMNT
Deposited On:14 Jan 2011 07:26
Last Modified:14 Jan 2011 07:26

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