Near-infrared light photocatalysis with metallic/semiconducting HxWO3/WO3 nanoheterostructure in situ formed in mesoporous template

Ling Zhang, Wenzhong Wang, Songmei Sun, Dong Jiang

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    Abstract

    In recent years, finding novel photocatalysts that can operate at a broad range of wavelengths is interesting in photocatalytic research filed. Here, a metallic/semiconducting HxWO3/WO3 nanoheterostructure is prepared with ability to degrade organic dyes and to produce photocurrent under visible and near-infrared (NIR) irradiation. The metallic HxWO3 is helpful for electrons transfer then to enhance photocatalytic activity. The HxWO3/WO3 nanoheterostructure exhibits excellent photoelectric conversion characteristics in infrared wavelength range. Strong interfacial contact between two components is advantaged for fabrication of photovoltaic device, indicating its potential application as an infrared photovoltaic cell.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)9-13
    Number of pages5
    JournalApplied Catalysis B: Environmental
    Volume168-169
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2015

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Catalysis
    • Environmental Science(all)
    • Process Chemistry and Technology

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