Electrochemical Synthesis and Photocatalytic Activity of Differently Shaped CuOx Particles
CuOx powders with diff erently shaped particles were firstly prepared via an electrochemical method by oxidation and dispersion of copper electrodes in an electrolyte solution under pulse alternating current (PAC). By means of X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) the current density is found to have an influence on the morphology and composition of CuOx particles. Photocatalytic efficiency of CuOx towards methyl orange (MO) degradation under visible light was investigated. The prepared polyhedral particles show the best photocatalytic activity of 81 % towards MO comparing to octahedral and spherical particles with 70 and 61 %, respectively.
Alexander Gusev, Tatiana Dyatcheck and Anna Godymchuk
A. Ulyankina et al., "Electrochemical Synthesis and Photocatalytic Activity of Differently Shaped CuOx Particles", Nano Hybrids and Composites, Vol. 13, pp. 330-333, 2017