Enhanced photocatalytic activity of N, P, co-doped carbon quantum dots: An insight from experimental and computational approach

H. J. Yashwanth, Sachin R. Rondiya, Nelson Y. Dzade, S. D. Dhole, D. M. Phase, K. Hareesh

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Herein, we demonstrate the single-step microwave radiation assisted approach to develop Nitrogen (N) and Phosphorous (P) co-doped carbon quantum dots (NP-CQD). The developed NP-CQD showed enhancement in visible light photocatalytic activity towards methylene blue dye degradation than that of N-CQD and P-CQD due to creation of energy states and reduced work function as estimated by Ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy and corroborated by first-principles Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number109589
StatePublished - Oct 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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