Preparation of TiO2 Nanocrystals/Graphene Composite and Its Photocatalytic Performance (cited: 1)
- Received Date: 2013-12-09
- TiO2 nanocrystals/graphene composite, Photocatalyst, Chemical adsorptivity, Extended light absorption, Efficient charge separation
Abstract: TiO2 nanocrystals/graphene (TiO2/GR) composite are prepared by combining flocculation and hydrothermal reduction technology using graphite oxide and TiO2 colloid as precursors. The obtained materials are examined by scanning electron microscopy, transition electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, N2 adsorption desorption, and ultraviolet-visible diffuse spec-troscopy. The results suggest that the presence of TiO2 nanocrystals with diameter of about 15 nm prevents GR nanosheets from agglomeration. Owing to the uniform distribution of TiO2 nanocrystals on the GR nanosheets, TiO2/GR composite exhibits stronger light absorption in the visible region, higher adsorption capacity to methylene blue and higher efficiency of charge separation and transportation compared with pure TiO2. Moreover, the TiO2/GR composite with a GR content of 30% shows higher photocatalytic removal efficiency of MB from water than that of pure TiO2 and commercial P25 under both UV and sunlight irradiation.
|Citation:||Ling-juan Deng, Yuan-zi Gu, Wei-xia Xu, Zhan-ying Ma. Preparation of TiO2 Nanocrystals/Graphene Composite and Its Photocatalytic Performance (cited: 1)[J]. Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics , 2014, 27(3): 321-326. doi: 10.1063/1674-0068/27/03/321-326|