Visible-Light Photocatalytic Activity of the Bi2Ti4O11 Nanorods


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The Bi2Ti4O11 nanorods were obtained by a one-step alcohol-thermal method. The sample was synthesized at 100°C and calcined at 600°C, using Bi(NO3)3•5H2O, TiCl4 and absolute ethanol as reactants. It then characterized by XRD, SEM and UV-vis DRS. The results showed that the sample was nanorod with diameter about 30nm and length about 200nm. The photocatalytic experiment represented that the photocatalyst could effectively degrade more than 99% Rhodamine B( RhB) within 85 min under irradiating of visible light.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 306-307)

Edited by:

Shiquan Liu and Min Zuo




W. W. Zhao et al., "Visible-Light Photocatalytic Activity of the Bi2Ti4O11 Nanorods", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 306-307, pp. 1416-1419, 2011

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August 2011




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