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Issue 43, 2015
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Synergetic enhancement of photocatalytic activity with a photonic crystal film as a catalyst support

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Abstract

Here we show a photonic crystal (PC) supported photocatalyst prepared by loading meso-C3N4 nanorods onto a polymeric SiO2 colloidal crystal film, and demonstrate the synergetic enhancement of catalytic activity by using the PC substrate. Compared to the traditional three dimensional ordered macroporous structure, the current PC with high crystallinity can be prepared on a large scale following simplified procedures and its bandgap can be flexibly tuned, which makes the PC supported photocatalyst a practically usable material. It possesses higher activity than that deposited on a regular substrate and it also shows longer catalyst life and easier separation features compared with the dispersed catalyst.

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Submitted
10 Jul 2015
Accepted
07 Oct 2015
First published
08 Oct 2015

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015,3, 21439-21443
Article type
Communication
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Synergetic enhancement of photocatalytic activity with a photonic crystal film as a catalyst support

F. Pang, Y. Jiang, Y. Zhang, M. He and J. Ge, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 3, 21439
DOI: 10.1039/C5TA05224F

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