Fabrication of Bi-doped TiO 2 spheres with ultrasonic spray pyrolysis and investigation of their visible-light photocatalytic properties

Jianhui Huang, Wahkit Cheuk, Yifan Wu, Frank S C Lee, Wingkei Ho

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Bismuth-doped TiO 2 submicrospheres were synthesized by ultrasonic spray pyrolysis. The prepared bismuth-doped titania was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), UV-visible diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (UV-vis DRS), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Aqueous photocatalytic activity was evaluated by the decomposition of methyl orange under visible-light irradiation. The results indicate that doping of bismuth remarkably affects the phase composition, crystal structure, and the photocatalytic activity. The sample with 2 Bi exhibits the optimum photocatalytic activity.
Original languageEnglish
Article number214783
JournalJournal of Nanotechnology
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jul 2012

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  • Materials Science(all)

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