Synthesis and Characterization of CaZnGe2O6
We report the synthesis and photocatalytic activity of CaZnGe2O6, which contains Ca2+ ions and one-dimensional GeO4 chains (Ge4+: d10 electronic configuration). This sample demonstrated the water splitting phenomenon by loading with RuO2 cocatalysis. Moreover, Ln-doped CaZnGe2O6 (where Ln = La, Ce, Pr, Nd, or Sm) shows a higher photocatalytic activity than CaZnGe2O6.
Shinobu Fujihara and Tadashi Takenaka
H. Hatakeyama et al., "Synthesis and Characterization of CaZnGe2O6", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 445, pp. 187-190, 2010