Visible-light photoresponsive heterojunctions of (Nb-Ti-Si) and (Bi/Bi-o) nanoparticles

Lim, Melvin, Zhou, Yan, Guo, Yanan, Sun, Chenghua, Wood, Barry, Wang, Lianzhou, Hulicova-Jurcakova, Denisa, Zou, Jin, Rudolph, Victor and Lu, G.Q. Max (2009) Visible-light photoresponsive heterojunctions of (Nb-Ti-Si) and (Bi/Bi-o) nanoparticles. Electrochemistry Communications, 11 3: 509-514. doi:10.1016/j.elecom.2008.11.046

Author Lim, Melvin
Zhou, Yan
Guo, Yanan
Sun, Chenghua
Wood, Barry
Wang, Lianzhou
Hulicova-Jurcakova, Denisa
Zou, Jin
Rudolph, Victor
Lu, G.Q. Max
Title Visible-light photoresponsive heterojunctions of (Nb-Ti-Si) and (Bi/Bi-o) nanoparticles
Journal name Electrochemistry Communications   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1388-2481
Publication date 2009-03-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.elecom.2008.11.046
Volume 11
Issue 3
Start page 509
End page 514
Total pages 6
Place of publication Amsterdam
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 1007 Nanotechnology
0904 Chemical Engineering
Abstract The increasing motivation to seek alternative sources of clean and sustainable energy has intensified, due to a growing awareness that fossil fuels are finite in quantity, and that the combustion products of such fuels contribute to global warming. Solar energy is considered one of the most readily available alternatives, but materials which are able to harness this form of energy need to be developed. This study details the development of a novel composite material, of the form of Bi/Bi-O nanoparticles supported on a (Nb–Ti–Si) oxide. Characterized using electrochemical and other methods, this material generates a photocurrent, and is capable of photo-oxidizing airborne-styrene in a fluidized-bed photoreactor when exposed to visible-light.
Keyword Photocatalysis
Heterogeneous junctions
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code

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