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|Title:||Microwave-assisted synthesis of ZnO–Y3Al5O12:Ce3+ composites with enhanced visible light photocatalysis||Authors:||Liu, Xinjuan
|Keywords:||DRNTU::Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering||Issue Date:||2012||Source:||Liu, X., Wang, X., Li, H., Pan, L., Lv, T., Sun, Z., et al. (2012). Microwave-assisted synthesis of ZnO–Y3Al5O12:Ce3+ composites with enhanced visible light photocatalysis. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22(32), 16293-16298.||Series/Report no.:||Journal of materials chemistry||Abstract:||ZnO–Y3Al5O12:Ce3+ composites were successfully synthesized via a microwave-assisted reaction of the ZnO precursor with a Y3Al5O12:Ce3+ suspension using a microwave synthesis system. The morphology, structure and photocatalytic performance in the degradation of methylene blue (MB) were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction spectroscopy, fluorescence spectrophotometer, and UV-vis absorption spectrophotometer. The results show that the introduction of Y3Al5O12:Ce3+ can enhance the photocatalytic performance of ZnO with a maximum MB degradation rate of 93% under visible light irradiation compared with pure ZnO (13%) mainly due to the light down-converting effect of Y3Al5O12:Ce3+, which facilitates the self-sensitized destruction of MB.||URI:||https://hdl.handle.net/10356/96267
|DOI:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c2jm33008c||Rights:||© 2012 The Royal Society of Chemistry.||Fulltext Permission:||none||Fulltext Availability:||No Fulltext|
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