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Fabrication of BiVO4 nanoplates with active facets on graphene sheets for visible-light photocatalyst

Journal Article


Abstract


  • As a promising visible-light photocatalyst, BiVO4 is widely used for degradation of organic pollutants, selective synthesis of organics and O2 production from water. Morphology design and coupling with graphene are effective methods to enhance its photocatalytic efficiency. Herein, a novel hydrothermal method was developed for the fabrication of BiVO4 nanoplates with exposed {0 1 0} facets onto reduced graphene oxide sheets (RGO). During the process, ethanolamine used acts as a pH regulator to intrigue the exposure of {0 1 0} planes of BiVO4 as well as a crosslinking agent. As a result an aerogel-like structure of the composite was obtained. When used as a photocatalyst, the resultant composite showed an enhanced performance in both the O2 evolution from water and the oxidation of phenol in comparison with pure BiVO4. This enhanced performance may be explained in terms of the synergetic effects of the unique nanoplate BiVO4 with exposed {0 1 0} planes, the improved electronic conductivity due to the addition of graphene, and more importantly, the interface interaction between the BiVO4 and RGO which reduces the recombination loss of photo-generated charges effectively.

Authors


  •   Li, Yao (external author)
  •   Sun, Zhihua (external author)
  •   Zhu, Shenmin (external author)
  •   Liao, Yongliang (external author)
  •   Chen, Zhixin
  •   Zhang, Di (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Published In


Citation


  • Li, Y., Sun, Z., Zhu, S., Liao, Y., Chen, Z. & Zhang, D. (2015). Fabrication of BiVO4 nanoplates with active facets on graphene sheets for visible-light photocatalyst. Carbon, 94 599-606.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84940382081

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/4608

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 599

End Page


  • 606

Volume


  • 94

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • As a promising visible-light photocatalyst, BiVO4 is widely used for degradation of organic pollutants, selective synthesis of organics and O2 production from water. Morphology design and coupling with graphene are effective methods to enhance its photocatalytic efficiency. Herein, a novel hydrothermal method was developed for the fabrication of BiVO4 nanoplates with exposed {0 1 0} facets onto reduced graphene oxide sheets (RGO). During the process, ethanolamine used acts as a pH regulator to intrigue the exposure of {0 1 0} planes of BiVO4 as well as a crosslinking agent. As a result an aerogel-like structure of the composite was obtained. When used as a photocatalyst, the resultant composite showed an enhanced performance in both the O2 evolution from water and the oxidation of phenol in comparison with pure BiVO4. This enhanced performance may be explained in terms of the synergetic effects of the unique nanoplate BiVO4 with exposed {0 1 0} planes, the improved electronic conductivity due to the addition of graphene, and more importantly, the interface interaction between the BiVO4 and RGO which reduces the recombination loss of photo-generated charges effectively.

Authors


  •   Li, Yao (external author)
  •   Sun, Zhihua (external author)
  •   Zhu, Shenmin (external author)
  •   Liao, Yongliang (external author)
  •   Chen, Zhixin
  •   Zhang, Di (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Published In


Citation


  • Li, Y., Sun, Z., Zhu, S., Liao, Y., Chen, Z. & Zhang, D. (2015). Fabrication of BiVO4 nanoplates with active facets on graphene sheets for visible-light photocatalyst. Carbon, 94 599-606.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84940382081

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/4608

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 599

End Page


  • 606

Volume


  • 94

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom