Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Advanced Material Engineering (AME 2017)

Two-Step Fabrication of Porous α-Fe2O3@δTiO2 core-shell Nanostructures with Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity

Authors
Xiao-Hong Yang, Shi-Yu Sun, Hai-Tao Fu, Wu-Fa Li, Xi-Zhong An
Corresponding Author
Xiao-Hong Yang
Available Online April 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ame-17.2017.60How to use a DOI?
Keywords
α-Fe2O3 nanorods, TiO2, Core-shell nanostructure, Photocatalysis
Abstract
A new synthetic approach has been developed to prepare α-Fe2O3@TiO2 core-shell nanostructures at ambient conditions (e.g., in water, ≤ 100 °C). This approach shows a few unique features, including: short reaction time (a few minutes) for forming core-shell nanostructures, no requirement of high temperature calcinations for generating TiO2 (e.g., at 80-100 °C), tunable TiO2 shell thickness, high yield and good reproducibility. The experimental results show that the α-Fe2O3@TiO2 core-shell nanostructures exhibit enhanced photocatalytic activity compared to the pure TiO2 (P25) and pure Fe2O3 in degradation of organic dye molecules with visible light irradiation. This could be attributed to the large surface area of TiO2 nanoparticles for maximum adsorption of dye molecules, and the effective charge separation at the heterojunction of α-Fe2O3 and TiO2. The findings may open a new strategy to synthesize TiO2-based photocatalysts with enhanced efficiency for environmental remediation applications.
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Proceedings
3rd Annual International Conference on Advanced Material Engineering (AME 2017)
Part of series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
April 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-336-4
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ame-17.2017.60How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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