Ca2-αLaαNb3-βXβO10 nanosheets ((α, β=0-0.14), X= Rh(LaRh), Mn(LaMn), Fe(LaFe), Ni(LaNi)) were synthesized by exfoliation using the surfactant aided sonication method. These nanosheets demonstrated superior photocatalytic activities for water splitting into hydrogen at room temperature. SEM-EDX images and spectra confirmed the morphology and composition of the materials where doped metal precursors inserted into the heterogeneous structure aided the photocatalytic activity.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mechanics of Materials
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics