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Title: In-situ photo-reduction of silver particles and their SPR effect in enhancing the photocatalytic water splitting of Ag{sub 2}O/TiO{sub 2} photocatalysts under solar light irradiation: A case study

Abstract

Highlights: • Visible light induced SPR bands confirmed the Plasmonic resonance behaviour of Ag. • Appreciable band gap reduction of TiO{sub 2} due to in-situ photoreduction of Ag{sub 2}O to Ag. • H{sub 2}-TPR emphasized the strong interaction between Ag and TiO{sub 2}. • Ag/TiO{sub 2} witnessed 76.6 folds improved H{sub 2} production rate than P25-TiO{sub 2}. - Abstract: Plasmonic Ag{sub 2}O/TiO{sub 2} photocatalysts were synthesized by impregnating silver oxide nano clusters over the surface of TiO{sub 2}. It is found that the in-situ photo reduced silver particles showed visible light absorption in a wide range of wavelength 400–800 nm due to localized surface plasmon resonance. The in-situ formed metallic silver transfer electrons to the TiO{sub 2} through SPR excitation and thus improving photocatalytic hydrogen production. The SPR behavior of silver particles on TiO{sub 2} was characterized by UV–vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy and the X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy confirms the metallic silver. X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy confirm the crystallinity of the prepared samples. H{sub 2}-temperature-programmed reduction, photoluminescence, electron paramagnetic resonance, infrared spectroscopy, BET-surface area and Raman spectra were used to understand the morphological and chemical nature of the catalysts. Among the samples, 1 wt% Ag/TiO{sub 2} showed the bestmore » activity ca. ∼23 mmol g{sup −1} in presence of glycerol scavenger.« less

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OSTI Identifier:
22730476
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Materials Research Bulletin
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 95; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2017 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0025-5408
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY; CATALYSTS; ELECTRON SPIN RESONANCE; INFRARED SPECTRA; PARTICLES; PHOTOCATALYSIS; PLASMONS; RAMAN SPECTRA; REDUCTION; SILVER OXIDES; TITANIUM OXIDES; TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; VISIBLE RADIATION; X-RAY DIFFRACTION; X-RAY PHOTOELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY; X-RAY SPECTROSCOPY

Citation Formats

Mandari, Kotesh Kumar, E-mail: mandari.koteshkumar@gmail.com, Kwak, Byeong Sub, Police, Anil Kumar Reddy, and Kang, Misook. In-situ photo-reduction of silver particles and their SPR effect in enhancing the photocatalytic water splitting of Ag{sub 2}O/TiO{sub 2} photocatalysts under solar light irradiation: A case study. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1016/J.MATERRESBULL.2017.08.028.
Mandari, Kotesh Kumar, E-mail: mandari.koteshkumar@gmail.com, Kwak, Byeong Sub, Police, Anil Kumar Reddy, & Kang, Misook. In-situ photo-reduction of silver particles and their SPR effect in enhancing the photocatalytic water splitting of Ag{sub 2}O/TiO{sub 2} photocatalysts under solar light irradiation: A case study. United States. doi:10.1016/J.MATERRESBULL.2017.08.028.
Mandari, Kotesh Kumar, E-mail: mandari.koteshkumar@gmail.com, Kwak, Byeong Sub, Police, Anil Kumar Reddy, and Kang, Misook. Wed . "In-situ photo-reduction of silver particles and their SPR effect in enhancing the photocatalytic water splitting of Ag{sub 2}O/TiO{sub 2} photocatalysts under solar light irradiation: A case study". United States. doi:10.1016/J.MATERRESBULL.2017.08.028.
@article{osti_22730476,
title = {In-situ photo-reduction of silver particles and their SPR effect in enhancing the photocatalytic water splitting of Ag{sub 2}O/TiO{sub 2} photocatalysts under solar light irradiation: A case study},
author = {Mandari, Kotesh Kumar, E-mail: mandari.koteshkumar@gmail.com and Kwak, Byeong Sub and Police, Anil Kumar Reddy and Kang, Misook},
abstractNote = {Highlights: • Visible light induced SPR bands confirmed the Plasmonic resonance behaviour of Ag. • Appreciable band gap reduction of TiO{sub 2} due to in-situ photoreduction of Ag{sub 2}O to Ag. • H{sub 2}-TPR emphasized the strong interaction between Ag and TiO{sub 2}. • Ag/TiO{sub 2} witnessed 76.6 folds improved H{sub 2} production rate than P25-TiO{sub 2}. - Abstract: Plasmonic Ag{sub 2}O/TiO{sub 2} photocatalysts were synthesized by impregnating silver oxide nano clusters over the surface of TiO{sub 2}. It is found that the in-situ photo reduced silver particles showed visible light absorption in a wide range of wavelength 400–800 nm due to localized surface plasmon resonance. The in-situ formed metallic silver transfer electrons to the TiO{sub 2} through SPR excitation and thus improving photocatalytic hydrogen production. The SPR behavior of silver particles on TiO{sub 2} was characterized by UV–vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy and the X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy confirms the metallic silver. X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy confirm the crystallinity of the prepared samples. H{sub 2}-temperature-programmed reduction, photoluminescence, electron paramagnetic resonance, infrared spectroscopy, BET-surface area and Raman spectra were used to understand the morphological and chemical nature of the catalysts. Among the samples, 1 wt% Ag/TiO{sub 2} showed the best activity ca. ∼23 mmol g{sup −1} in presence of glycerol scavenger.},
doi = {10.1016/J.MATERRESBULL.2017.08.028},
journal = {Materials Research Bulletin},
issn = {0025-5408},
number = ,
volume = 95,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {11}
}