Aman, Noor and Satapathy, P K and Mishra, T and Mahato, M and Das, N N (2012) Synthesis and photocatalytic activity of mesoporous cerium doped TiO2 as visible light sensitive photocatalyst. Material Research Bulletin, 47 . pp. 179-183.
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Cerium doped titania materials were synthesized varying the cerium concentration from 0 to 10 wt%. Materials are characterised by XRD, TEM, XPS and N2 adsorption desorption method. Surface area and visible light absorption substantially increases and crystallite size decreases with the increasing cerium content. Cerium doping stabilizes the anatase phase and surface area even at 600 8C calcination. Photocatalytic activity towards methylene blue decomposition and selenium (IV) reduction is found to increase with the cerium content up to 5 wt% and then decreases. Materials calcined at 600 8C shows better activity than that calcined at 400 8C, even though surface area decreases. Anatase crystallinity mostly decides the photocatalytic activity rather than only surface area. It can be concluded that the optimum visible light absorption and oxygen vacancy with 5% cerium doping enhances the photocatalytic activity. In addition photocatalytic performance is found to depend on the presence of Ce4+/Ce3+ rather than only visible light absorption.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||cerium, photocatalyst, visible light|
|Divisions:||Corrosion and Surface Engineering|
|Deposited By:||Dr Trilochan Mishra|
|Deposited On:||10 Feb 2012 13:54|
|Last Modified:||10 Feb 2012 13:54|
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