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|Title:||Influence of Gd dopant on photocatalytic properties of MoO<inf>3</inf>nanobelts|
Physics and Astronomy
|Abstract:||© 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. 0-3 mol% Gd-doped MoO3nanobelts were synthesized by hydrothermal method for using as visible-light-driven photocatalysts. The effect of Gd dopant on phase, morphologies and photocatalytic activities of MoO3nanobelts was investigated. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) results show that pure and Gd-doped products are orthorhombic MoO3and Gd-doped MoO3nanobelts with their growth along the  direction. Photocatalysis of 0-3 mol% Gd-doped MoO3nanobelts were monitored through degradation of methylene blue (MB) solutions under visible radiation. The Gd-doped MoO3nanobelts show better photocatalytic performance than pure MoO3nanobelts. The 3 mol% Gd-doped MoO3photocatalyst exhibits the highest visible-light-driven activity for photodegradation of MB solution of 99% within 60 min.|
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