One-step synthesis of CdS–TiO2–chemically reduced graphene oxide composites via microwave-assisted reaction for visible-light photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange
Date of Issue2012
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
One-step synthesis of CdS–TiO2–chemically reduced graphene oxide (RGO) composites was carried out using microwave-assisted reduction of graphite oxide in CdS precursor solution with TiO2 suspension. The photocatalytic performance of CdS–TiO2–RGO composites in degradation of methyl orange was examined. Results show that the RGO addition could enhance the photocatalytic performance of CdS–TiO2 composites with maximum degradation efficiency of 99.5% under visible light irradiation as compared with the pure TiO2 (43%) and CdS–TiO2 (79.9%) composites due to the increase of specific surface area for more adsorbed MO and the reduction of electron–hole pair recombination with the introduction of RGO.
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