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dc.contributor.author Senthil, RA
dc.contributor.author Priya, A
dc.contributor.author Theerthagiri, J
dc.contributor.author Selvi, A
dc.contributor.author Palaniyandy, Nithyadharseni
dc.contributor.author Madhavan, J
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-08T08:36:41Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-08T08:36:41Z
dc.date.issued 2018-11
dc.identifier.citation Senthil, R.A. et al. 2018. Facile synthesis of α-Fe2O3/WO3 composite with an enhanced photocatalytic and photo-electrochemical performance. Ionics, vol. 24(11): 3673-3684 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0947-7047
dc.identifier.issn 1862-0760
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1007/s11581-018-2473-y
dc.identifier.uri https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11581-018-2473-y
dc.identifier.uri https://rdcu.be/bovG8
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/10766
dc.description Copyright: 2018 Springer. Due to copyright restrictions, the attached PDF file only contains the abstract of the full text item. For access to the full text item, please consult the publisher's website: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11581-018-2473-y. A free fulltext non-print version of the paper can be viewed at https://rdcu.be/bpUL8 en_US
dc.description.abstract The influence of hematite iron oxide (α-Fe2O3) nanoparticles in tungsten oxide (WO3) nanorods photocatalyst on photodegradation of organic pollutant was investigated in the present work. The spherical-shaped α-Fe2O3 nanoparticles and WO3 nanorods were synthesized from citrate precursor and hydrothermal routes respectively. The different weight percentage (wt%) ratios (1, 2, and 3 wt%) of α-Fe2O3 added heterostructured α-Fe2O3/WO3 composite photocatalysts by a simple physical mixing process. The photocatalytic activities of as-synthesized photocatalysts were evaluated by photodegradation of methylene blue (MB) under visible-light irradiation. It showed that the 2% α-Fe2O3/WO3 composite exhibited excellent photocatalytic activity than the others. This enhancement could be attributed to its strong absorption in the visible region and the low recombination rate of electron-hole pairs. In addition, the photo-electrochemical measurements of the 2% α-Fe2O3/WO3 composite revealed the faster migration of the photo-excited charge-carriers. Hence, this study demonstrates the heterostructured α-Fe2O3/WO3 composite as a promising candidate for environmental remediation. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Worklist;22108
dc.subject Photocatalysis en_US
dc.subject FT-IR en_US
dc.subject XRD en_US
dc.subject Photo-electrochemical characterizations en_US
dc.subject Visible-light en_US
dc.title Facile synthesis of α-Fe2O3/WO3 composite with an enhanced photocatalytic and photo-electrochemical performance en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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