E3S Web Conf.
Volume 213, 20202nd International Conference on Applied Chemistry and Industrial Catalysis (ACIC 2020)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Energy Mining Research and Composite Material Performance Analysis|
|Published online||01 December 2020|
GQD/Bi2O3 Composite for high-efficient photocatalysts
Chongqing Chemical Industry Vocational College, Chongqing, 401220, PR China
2 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing, 40004, PR China
Bismuth oxide (Bi2O3) is one of the potential visible-light photocatalytic materials, however, due to low electron mobility and short minority carrier diffusion length, the photocatalytic activity of Bi2O3 is restricted. The GQD/Bi2O3 composites were synthesized stably depositing single-crystalline graphene quantum dots (GQDs) with absorption edge at ~10nm, prepared by using a top-down method. The GQDBi2O3 heterojunctions were successfully established, the photo-generated electrons transfer from the Bi2O3 to the GQDs at the interface of the GQD-Bi2O3 heterojunctions, result in efficient electron-hole pairs separation and higher photocatalytic efficiency. The optimum visible performance is achieved at GQD content of 1.0 wt %, the RhB dye was nearly completely decoloured after 90 min of visible-light irradiation, and then decrease at higher doping levels due to the thicker GQD layer will cover the active sites of Bi2O3, thus leading to the greatly reduced catalytic activity.
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