Design and Fabrication of Carbon Quantum Dots/TiO2 Photonic Crystal Complex with Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity

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Title: 

Design and Fabrication of Carbon Quantum Dots/TiO2 Photonic Crystal Complex with Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity

Abstract: 

TiO2 photonic crystal photocatalyst with inverse opal structure were first prepared from self-assembled polystyrene spheres template, and then carbon quantum dots (CQDs) was coupled with TiO2 inverse opal through a facile electrodeposition method. The obtained CQDs/TiO2 complex photocatalysts exhibit enhanced photocatalytic activity compared to pure TiO2 inverse opal, especially under the irradiation of visible light. Our results provide a promising methodology for designing high performance photocatalysts based on photonic crystal and CQDs, which is benefit for catalytic and new energy applications.

Authors: 

Zhong Huang, Liang Fang, Wen Dong, Yang Liu, Zhenhui Kang

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Journal: 

Journal Of Nanoscience And Nanotechnology

Year: 

2014

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