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Toward improving the photocatalytic activity of BiVO4–graphene 2D–2D composites under visible light by the addition of mediator

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Abstract

We report the fabrication of ternary composites by introducing a tiny amount of Pd nanoparticles into the interfacial layer between 2D graphene and 2D BiVO4 nanosheets. The resulting BiVO4 nanosheet–GR–Pd composites feature the cross-linked sheet-on-sheet structural morphology and show significantly higher photocatalytic activity than binary BiVO4–GR 2D–2D composites under visible light. The results indicate that instead of a simple issue of interfacial contact, the optimization of charge carrier transfer across the interfacial domain is a feasible, promising strategy for improving the photocatalytic activity of 2D–2D composite photocatalysts.

Graphical abstract: Toward improving the photocatalytic activity of BiVO4–graphene 2D–2D composites under visible light by the addition of mediator

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The article was received on 26 Aug 2014, accepted on 27 Oct 2014 and first published on 28 Oct 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA09257K
Citation: RSC Adv., 2014,4, 58448-58452
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    Toward improving the photocatalytic activity of BiVO4–graphene 2D–2D composites under visible light by the addition of mediator

    Z. Tang, Q. Yu and Y. Xu, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 58448
    DOI: 10.1039/C4RA09257K

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