The Synthesis and Photocatalytic Performance of Samarium Doped Mesoporous Titania


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The meso-porous TiO2 and Sm-doped meso-porous TiO2 were synthesized by a sol-gel method. Polyethylene glycol, with different added content, was added as a structure-directing agent. The prepared meso-porous TiO2 was characterized by nitrogen adsorption, X-ray diffraction and ultraviolet-visible diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, and the photocatalytic performance was evaluated by the decomposition of methyl orange. The results revealed that PEG plays a key role in creating porous structure during the heat-treatment. The photocatalytic performance of TiO2 is improved by adding proper content PEG, and Sm-doping can further promote the photocatalytic performance.



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Prof. Dongyan Shi




J. W. Shi et al., "The Synthesis and Photocatalytic Performance of Samarium Doped Mesoporous Titania", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 876, pp. 15-19, 2018

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February 2018




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