Novel Zn-Doped SnO2 Hierarchical Architectures: Facile Synthesis, Structural Characterization and Enhanced Photocatalytic Property
Zn-doped SnO2 seaflower like hierarchical architectures have been synthesized via a solvothermal synthesis route in the mixed solvents of ethanol and deionized water. The observations of field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) showed that Zn-doped SnO2 seaflower like hierarchical architectures were assembled by the nanowires. The preferential growth direction of nanowires was determined based on the analysis of high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). The products were also characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-photoelectron spectrum (XPS), and the results indicated that Sn4+ ions were successfully substituted by Zn2+. The photocatalytic activity of Zn-doped SnO2 seaflower like hierarchical architectures was evaluated by the degradation of RhB aqueous solution and the results showed that the product had high photocatalytic activity efficiency.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
T. K. Jia et al., "Novel Zn-Doped SnO2 Hierarchical Architectures: Facile Synthesis, Structural Characterization and Enhanced Photocatalytic Property", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 512-515, pp. 334-338, 2012