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Bifunctional AlN:Tb semiconductor with luminescence and photocatalytic properties

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Abstract

Tb doped AlN semiconductors can be successfully synthesized by a facile solid state route. The as-synthesized AlN:Tb semiconductor exhibits strong green emission, showing potential utilization in solid light-emitting diodes. XRD, TEM and PL are employed to analyze the structure, morphology and photoluminescence properties of the samples. In addition, the hydrogen evolution induced by the UV-vis light of AlN:Tb is well investigated, showing an excellent photocatalytic property of 68 μmol g−1 h−1, which suggests that the AlN:Tb semiconductor is a promising material for photocatalysts for hydrogen evolution.

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Submitted
06 Aug 2015
Accepted
16 Oct 2015
First published
16 Oct 2015

RSC Adv., 2015,5, 90698-90704
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Bifunctional AlN:Tb semiconductor with luminescence and photocatalytic properties

W. Wang, P. Zhang, X. Wang, X. Lei, H. Ding and H. Yang, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 90698
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA15716A

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