Author S. Chainarong, L. Sikong, S. Niyomwas and S. Pavasupree
Nitrogen-doped TiO2 nanomaterials were fabricated from hydrogen titanate prepared by hydrothermal method.
The starting materials with difference nitrogen sources and concentration were studied. The samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscope (TEM), BET surface area, Fourier Transform infrared
spectrometer (FT-IR) and UV-vis absorption spectra by UV–VIS spectroscopy. The photocatalytic activity was investigated by degradation of methylene blue aquoeus solution under visible light irradiation. The highest photocatalytic activity of nitrogen-doped TiO2 was gotten from the sample in which 0.5M guanidine carbonate was used as nitrogen source.Compared with pure TiO2 (from hydrothermal method) and P25-Degussa, the wavelength range of nitrogen-doped TiO2 was shifted to visible light while pure TiO2 and P25-Degussa were shown in ultraviolet region.
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