Photocatalytic performance of graphene/Ag/TiO₂ hybrid nanocomposites
- Jong-Ho Lee In-Ki Kim Donghwan Cho Jeong-Il Youn Young-Jig Kim Han-Jun Oh
- Carbon Letters
- 제16권 제4호
- 등재여부 : KCI등재
- 247 - 254 (8 pages)
To improve photocatalytic efficiency, graphene/Ag/TiO₂ nanotube catalyst was synthesized, and its surface characteristics and photocatalytic activity investigated. For deposition of Ag nanoparticles on the TiO₂ nanotubes, a polymer compound containing CH₃COOAg/poly(Llactide) was utilized, and the silver particles were precipitated by reducing the silver ions during the annealing process. Graphene deposition on the Ag/TiO₂ nanotubes was achieved using an electrophoretic deposition process. Based on the dye degradation results, it was determined that the photocatalytic efficiency was significantly affected by deposition of silver particles and graphene on the TiO₂ catalyst. Highly efficient destruction of the dye was obtained with the new graphene/Ag/TiO₂ nanotube photocatalyst. This may be attributed to a synergistic effect of the graphene and Ag nanoparticles on the TiO₂ nanotubes.
3. Results and Discussion