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Effect of Si doping on the photocatalytic activity and photoelectrochemical property of TiO2 nanoparticles

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Effect of Si doping on the photocatalytic activity and photoelectrochemical property of TiO2 nanoparticles
Abstract

Si-doped TiO2 nanoparticles with anatase crystalline phase were prepared by a hydrothermal method using acetic acid as the solvent. Photoelectrochemical studies showed that the photocurrent value for the 15% Si-doped TiO2 electrode (54.4 μA) was much higher than that of the pure TiO2 electrode (16.7 μA). In addition, the 15% Si-doped TiO2 nanoparticles displayed the highest photocatalytic activity under ultraviolet light irradiation. So doping suitable amount of Si in TiO2 nanoparticles was profitable for transferring photogenerated electrons and inhibiting the recombination of photogenerated electrons and holes. As a result, the photocatalytic activity of TiO2 nanoparticles was improved.

Graphical abstractFigure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload as PowerPoint slideHighlights► Photoelectrochemical results show that suitable amount Si doping in TiO2 nanoparticles facilitates flowing of photogenerated electrons toward cathode. ► High photocatalytic activity of Si-doped TiO2 can be ascribed to the easy transfer and separation of photogenerated electrons and holes. ► There is a strong relationship between the photocurrent and photocatalytic activity of a photocatalyst.

Keywords
TiO2 nanoparticles; Si doping; Photoelectrochemical property; Photocatalytic activity
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Catalysis Communications - Volume 13, Issue 1, 5 October 2011, Pages 14–17
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Catalysis
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