Synthesis of p-n heterojunction Ag3PO4/NaTaO3 composite photocatalyst for enhanced visible-light-driven photocatalytic performance

Xiaomin Wang, Jianfeng Ma, Yong Kong, Changhai Fan, Mingguo Peng, Sridhar Komarneni

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Abstract

A p-n type Ag3PO4/NaTaO3 composite photocatalyst was synthesized via a facile process and its crystalline nature, morphology and optical properties were characterized. The photocatalytic properties of Ag3PO4/NaTaO3 composites were investigated by degrading Rhodamine B (RhB)dye molecules under visible light irradiation. The photocatalytic experimental results indicated that Ag3PO4/NaTaO3 composites possessed excellent photocatalytic performance under visible light irradiation. Moreover, the possible mechanism of photocatalytic degradation of dyes by Ag3PO4/NaTaO3 composites was proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)192-195
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Volume251
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 15 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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