New Nanosheets Study Findings Have Been Reported from Wuhan University (Carbon deposited TiO2-based nanosheets with enhanced adsorption ability and visible light photocatalytic activity)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Current study results on Nanosheets have been published. According to news reporting from Wuhan, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Carbon deposited TiO2-based nanosheets (C-TNS) photocatalysts were prepared by a two-step hydrothermal treatment of Degussa P25 titania using glucose as the carbon precursor. The microstructures, adsorption abilities, and visible light photocatalytic properties of the samples were investigated."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Wuhan University, "Carbon deposition has significantly enhanced the visible light absorbing ability and dye molecules adsorption ability of TiO2-based nanosheets (TNS). The XPS result suggests that the deposited carbon mainly exists in the form of carbonaceous species, and carbon deposition results in the decrease of hydroxyl oxygen. When the glucose solution concentration is 2 g/L, the obtained C-TNS possess the highest visible light photoactivity in degrading Rhodamine B (RhB), which is 12 times and 3 times of that of P25 and the pure TNS, respectively. The good reusability of C-TNS in the cyclic degradation experiments implies a potential application for dealing with organic pollutants."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "It is suggested that carbon deposition is a promising way to enhance the visible light photoactivity of TiO2-based nanosheets."
For more information on this research see: Carbon deposited TiO2-based nanosheets with enhanced adsorption ability and visible light photocatalytic activity. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A-Chemical, 2014;392():208-215. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A-Chemical can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands (see also Nanosheets).
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y. Liu, Wuhan University, Minist Educ, Key Lab Artificial Micro & Nanostruct, Wuhan 430072, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include X.Z. Liu, D.Z. Lu, P.F. Fang, R. Xiong, J.H. Wei and C.X. Pan.
Keywords for this news article include: Wuhan, People's Republic of China, Asia, Emerging Technologies, Nanosheets, Nanotechnology, Photocatalyst, Photocatalytic
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