WO3 Quantum Dots Decorated GO/Mg-doped ZnO Composites for Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity under Nature Sunlight

Huiyang Zhao, Qun Fang, Chuansheng Chen, Zisheng Chao, Yuenhong Tsang, Yiyong Wu

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Graphene oxide/Mg-doped ZnO/tungsten oxide quantum dots composites (WQGOMZ) were prepared through co-precipitation method, and were studied by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Fluorescence spectra (FL), and UV–vis diffuse reflection spectra. Furthermore, the photocatalytic activity of resultant WQGOMZ was evaluated under nature sunlight. Experimental results showed that WO3QDs can remarkably heighten the photocatalytic activity of GOMZ composite, in which is nearly 6.58 times higher than that of GOMZ composite. Simultaneously, WQGOMZ composites possess optical memory ability and maintain high photocatalytic stability for more than 40 days. The enhanced photocatalytic activity and optical memory ability are attributed to the effective synergistic effect between ZnO and WO3QDs.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere4449
JournalApplied Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2018


  • doped zinc oxide
  • energy storage
  • graphene oxide
  • quantum dots
  • tungsten oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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