Heterostructured bismuth vanadate multi-shell hollow spheres with high visible-light-driven photocatalytic activity

Zong, Lingbo and Cui, Pengzhen and Qin, Feiyu and Zhao, Kun and Wang, Zumin and Yu, Ranbo (2017) Heterostructured bismuth vanadate multi-shell hollow spheres with high visible-light-driven photocatalytic activity. Materials Research Bulletin, 86. pp. 44-50. ISSN 0025-5408


BiVO4 as one of the promising visible-light-driven photocatalysts attracted considerable research on morphology and composition control. In this work, a modified carbonaceous spheres sacrificial template growth technique are developed to build up multi-shell hollow spheres of the heterostructured Bi–V–O. By treating the carbonaceous spheres with NaOH aqueous, the simultaneous adsorption of Bi3+ and VO3 − are achieved successfully, and through the precisely controlled calcination, the nanoparticles of BiVO4 and Bi4V2O11 are crystallized and interconnected into the Bi–V–O heterostructured multi-shell hollow spheres. These Bi–V–O hollow spheres demonstrate a high visible-light-driven photocatalytic activity towards the decomposition of Methylene blue, and the double-shell one with the highest Bi4V2O11 content shows the best photocatalytic activity. The high photocatalytic activity may due to the effective utilization of visible light induced by multiple reflections of their special multi-shell hollow spheres. The heterostructure between BiVO4 and Bi4V2O11 may also make a contribution to the enhanced photocatalytic activity.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2017 23:58
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2018 00:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: bismuth vanadate; heterostructure; multi-shell hollow spheres; photocatalysis; visible light; high photocatalytic activities; hollow sphere; morphology and composition
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091299 Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401699 Materials engineering not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.materresbull.2016.09.031
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/31930

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