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Title: A facile mixed-solvothermal route to γ-Bi{sub 2}MoO{sub 6} nanoflakes and their visible-light-responsive photocatalytic activity

Graphical abstract: γ-Bi2MoO6 nanoflakes were successfully synthesized by a mixed-solvothermal process. The visible-light-responsive photocatalytic activities of the obtained γ-Bi2MoO6 nanoflakes were evaluated by photodegradation of Rhodamie B under visible light. The high degradation efficiency of RhB was attributed to the good crystallization and flake-like morphology of γ-Bi2MoO6 nanostructures, which is in accord with the photocurrent result. - Highlights: • γ-Bi{sub 2}MoO{sub 6} nanoflakes were obtained by a mixed-solvothermal process with SDBS as surfactant. • The photocurrent test was taken to characterize the photocatalytic activity. • The nanopowders exhibit high efficient photocatalytic activity under visibile-light irradiation. - Abstract: γ-Bi{sub 2}MoO{sub 6} nanoflakes were successfully synthesized by a mixed-solvothermal process with SDBS involved in the reaction. The as-prepared γ-Bi{sub 2}MoO{sub 6} was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and UV–vis absorption spectroscopy. The effect of different ratio of solvents on the resulting products was investigated. The visible-light-responsive photocatalytic activities of the obtained γ-Bi{sub 2}MoO{sub 6} nanoflakes were evaluated by photodegradation of Rhodamie B under visible light (λ > 400 nm). The high degradation efficiency of RhB was attributed to the good crystallization and flake-like morphology of γ-Bi{sub 2}MoO{sub 6} nanostructures, which is in accord with the photocurrent result.
Authors:
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  1. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094 (China)
  2. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beifang University of Nationalities, Ningxia 750021 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22285104
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Materials Research Bulletin; Journal Volume: 48; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; BISMUTH COMPOUNDS; CRYSTALLIZATION; MOLYBDATES; NANOSTRUCTURES; PHOTOCATALYSIS; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; X-RAY DIFFRACTION