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Title: Influence of Gd dopant on photocatalytic properties of MoO<inf>3</inf>nanobelts
Authors: Anukorn Phuruangrat
Urirat Cheed-Im
Titipun Thongtem
Somchai Thongtem
Keywords: Engineering
Materials Science
Physics and Astronomy
Issue Date: 15-Jun-2016
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 [001] 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.
ISSN: 18734979
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