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Title: Visible-light-induced blue MoO{sub 3}–C{sub 3}N{sub 4} composite with enhanced photocatalytic activity

Highlights: • Novel MoO{sub 3}–C{sub 3}N{sub 4} composite was prepared by a mixing-calcination method. • The MoO{sub 3}–C{sub 3}N{sub 4} composite shows remarkably enhanced absorption of visible light. • The MoO{sub 3}–C{sub 3}N{sub 4} composite shows superior visible-light photocatalytic activity. - Abstract: Composite photocatalyst of blue MoO{sub 3}/g-C{sub 3}N{sub 4} (denoted as MoO{sub 3}–C{sub 3}N{sub 4}) was prepared by a simple mixing-calcination method. The obtained MoO{sub 3}–C{sub 3}N{sub 4} composite contains a low amount of molybdenum blue and shows remarkably enhanced absorption of visible light and high efficiency for the degradation of methylene blue dye (MB) under visible light. The enhancement of visible light photocatalytic activity in MoO{sub 3}–C{sub 3}N{sub 4} is attributed to the synergetic effect: (i) the strong and wide absorption of visible light, (ii) the high separation and easy transfer of photogenerated electron–hole pairs at the heterojunction interfaces derived from the match of band position between the g-C{sub 3}N{sub 4} and MoO{sub 3}.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [3] ; ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. School of Pharmacy, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013 (China)
  2. School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013 (China)
  3. Institute for Energy Research, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22475935
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Materials Research Bulletin; Journal Volume: 70; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 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; ABSORPTION; CARBON NITRIDES; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; DECOMPOSITION; EFFICIENCY; HETEROJUNCTIONS; INTERFACES; METHYLENE BLUE; MOLYBDENUM BLUE; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; PHOTOCATALYSIS; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; VISIBLE RADIATION