3 years ago

Carbon Nitride Polymer Sensitization and Nitrogen Doping of SrTiO3/TiO2 Nanotube Heterostructure toward High Visible Light Photocatalytic Performance

Carbon Nitride Polymer Sensitization and Nitrogen Doping of SrTiO3/TiO2 Nanotube Heterostructure toward High Visible Light Photocatalytic Performance
Hongbing Ji, Jiejing Kong, Zebao Rui
Construction of versatile multijunctions with visible light response, effective charges transport and separation, suitable band positions, and good stability is highly expected for the photocatalytic VOCs degradation. Herein, one-dimensional titania nanotube supported SrTiO3 heterostructure (STO/TN) was developed by a hydrothermal process and then simultaneously sensitized with carbon nitride polymer (CN) and doped with nitrogen (CN-STO/TN) for photocatalytic mineralization of toluene. CN-STO/TN simultaneously exhibits the following advantages: (1) the nanotube structure enhances light-harvesting, enables effective charges transport and separation, retains sufficient energy of the charges, facilitates the pollutant species transport and reactants enrichment by the confinement effect; (2) synergistic effect of CN sensitization and N-doping extends the light response to the visible light region; (3) multichannel charges separation and transport among the multijunctions promote the photogenerated carriers separation. These beneficial factors lead to the remarkably higher visible light photocatalytic performance of CN-STO/TN in comparison with the component photocatalysts, 27 times that of TN, 13.5 times that of STO, and 4.9 times that of CN, respectively. These results demonstrate that the combination of morphology tailoring and energy band alignment manipulation is important in designing effective heterojunctions for photocatalytic applications.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.7b02671

DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b02671

You might also like
Discover & Discuss Important Research

Keeping up-to-date with research can feel impossible, with papers being published faster than you'll ever be able to read them. That's where Researcher comes in: we're simplifying discovery and making important discussions happen. With over 19,000 sources, including peer-reviewed journals, preprints, blogs, universities, podcasts and Live events across 10 research areas, you'll never miss what's important to you. It's like social media, but better. Oh, and we should mention - it's free.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.