Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles Co-Doped with Fe3+ and Nd3+ Ions for Photocatalysis


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Nanoparticles of titanium dioxide co-doped with Fe3+ and Nd3+ were prepared using the sol-gel method. The prepared TiO2 photocatalyst was characterized with XRD, FTIR and the photocatalytic activity was evaluated by photodegradation of MB aqueous solution. Nanocrystalline TiO2 co-doped with Nd3+ and Fe3+ at optimal concents shows a synergistic effect, which significantly increases the photodegradation activity of TiO2.



Solid State Phenomena (Volumes 121-123)

Edited by:

Chunli BAI, Sishen XIE, Xing ZHU




Y. Luan et al., "Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles Co-Doped with Fe3+ and Nd3+ Ions for Photocatalysis", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 121-123, pp. 239-242, 2007

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March 2007




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