Journal article

Synthesis of a visible-light active V2O5-g-C3N4 heterojunction as an efficient photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical material

Theerthagiri Jayaraman, Senthil Arumugam Raja, Annadurai Priya, Madhavan Jagannathan, Muthupandian Ashokkumar

New Journal of Chemistry | ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY | Published : 2015

Abstract

A new V O -g-C N nanocomposite was synthesized via a wet impregnation method using V O and g-C N , obtained from citric acid and urea. The phase purity, crystallite size and strain were ascertained by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis. Furthermore, the synthesized photocatalysts were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDAX), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), UV-vis diffuse reflection spectroscopy (DRS) and photoluminescence spectroscopy (PL). The efficiency of the photocatalysts was evaluated by the photodegradation of direct red 81 (DR81), a target textile..

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We gratefully acknowledge the financial support received from Department of Atomic Energy-Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (DAE-BRNS), Mumbai and Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi, India.