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dc.contributor.authorSurisa Sa-nguanprangen_US
dc.contributor.authorAnukorn Phuruangraten_US
dc.contributor.authorTitipun Thongtemen_US
dc.contributor.authorSomchai Thongtemen_US
dc.description.abstract© 2019, Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. Abstract: Visible-light-driven Gd-doped ZnO nanoparticles have been synthesized by tartaric-assisted precipitation method. The content of Gd dopant can play the role in morphology and photocatalysis. XRD patterns of ZnO and Gd-doped ZnO certified that all samples have hexagonal ZnO structure. TEM images of the samples showed that the particle size of products has been deceased with increasing in Gd content from 0 wt % to 5 wt % due to the inhibited growth of crystallite. The photocatalytic activities of Gd-doped ZnO samples with different contents of Gd dopant have been studied by measuring the degradation of methylene blue (MB) under visible light irradiation. In this research, 5 wt % Gd-doped ZnO nanoparticles with particle size of 20–30 nm showed the highest photocatalytic activity for photodegradation of MB at 100% within 45 min because Gd3+ ions acted as an effective electron scavenger to trap photo-induced electrons and inhibit electron–hole recombination.en_US
dc.subjectMaterials Scienceen_US
dc.titleVisible-Light-Driven Photocatalysis of Gd-Doped ZnO Nanoparticles Prepared by Tartaric Acid Precipitation Methoden_US
article.title.sourcetitleRussian Journal of Inorganic Chemistryen_US
article.volume64en_US of Songkla Universityen_US Mai Universityen_US
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