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Obtainment of nanostructured semiconductors: correlation of the photocatalytic properties to their structural characteristic


The nanostructured semiconductor materials have attracted great scientific and technological interest, not only for its great potential applications, but also by studying the correlations of their properties to their physical and chemical aspects. Among their range of application, studies related to nanostructured semiconductors with high performance in heterogeneous photocatalysis can be highlighted. From several potential semiconductors for this application, the vanadates and their heterostructures formed with TiO2 or SnO2, besides the TiO2 nanostructures doped with transition metals can be pointed out. In this way, this project aims a systematic study for obtaining nanostructured semiconductors with high photoanalyical performance, aligned to a fundamental study aiming to characterize the physical and chemical properties of the prepared samples. The nanostructures will be synthesized by the method of oxidant peroxides under hydrothermal conditions, which is considered promising due to the possibility of obtaining nanostructures in a simpler way, and without the need to employ solvents and/or surfactants, which may interfere in the properties of the materials studied. The morphology, physical and chemical properties, and structural properties of the as-obtained nanostructures will be initially evaluated through conventional technique, such as X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, Photoluminescence spectroscopy, superficial area (BET method), and advanced techniques, such as transmission electron microscopy and X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS). Photocatalytic efficiency tests will be carried out using radiation in wavelength at the visible and ultraviolet spectrum, thus observing the degradation of organic molecules. (AU)

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MARTINS, NAILMA DE JESUS; GOMES, ISABEL C. H.; DA SILVA, GELSON T. S. T.; TORRES, JULIANA A.; AVANSI, WALDIR; RIBEIRO, CAUE; MALAGUTTI, ANDREA R.; MOURAO, HENRIQUE A. J. L. Facile preparation of ZnO:g-C3N4 heterostructures and their application in amiloride photodegradation and CO2 photoreduction. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, v. 856, MAR 5 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
CARVALHO, KELE T. G.; LOPES, OSMANDO F.; FERREIRA, DEBORA C.; RIBEIRO, CAUE. ZnO:ZnWO4 heterostructure with enhanced photocatalytic activity for pollutant degradation in liquid and gas phases. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, v. 797, p. 1299-1309, AUG 15 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
AVANSI, JR., WALDIR; CATTO, ARIADNE C.; DA SILVA, LUIS F.; FIORIDO, TOMAS; BERNARDINI, SANDRINE; MASTELARO, VALMOR R.; AGUIR, KHALIFA; ARENAL, RAUL. One-Dimensional V2O5/TiO2 Heterostructures for Chemiresistive Ozone Sensors. ACS APPLIED NANO MATERIALS, v. 2, n. 8, p. 4756-4764, AUG 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
DA SILVA, LUIS F.; AVANSI, JR., WALDIR; CATTO, ARIADNE C.; RODRIGUES, JOAO E. F. S.; BERNARDI, MARIA I. B.; MASTELARO, VALMOR R. The Role of Nb Addition in TiO2 Nanoparticles: Phase Transition and Photocatalytic Properties. PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI A-APPLICATIONS AND MATERIALS SCIENCE, v. 215, n. 21 NOV 7 2018. Web of Science Citations: 4.
LOMBARDI, G. A.; DE OLIVEIRA, F. M.; TEODORO, M. D.; CHIQUITO, A. J. Investigation of trapping levels in p-type Zn(3)P(2 )nanowires using transport and optical properties. Applied Physics Letters, v. 112, n. 19 MAY 7 2018. Web of Science Citations: 3.
AVANSI, W.; MAIA, L. J. Q.; MOURAO, H. A. J. L.; RIBEIRO, C. Role of crystallinity on the optical properties of Na2V6O16 center dot 3H(2)O nanowires. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, v. 731, p. 1119-1124, JAN 15 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
DA SILVA, GELSON T. S. T.; CARVALHO, KELE T. G.; LOPES, OSMANDO F.; RIBEIRO, CAUE. g-C3N4/Nb2O5 heterostructures tailored by sonochemical synthesis: Enhanced photocatalytic performance in oxidation of emerging pollutants driven by visible radiation. APPLIED CATALYSIS B-ENVIRONMENTAL, v. 216, p. 70-79, NOV 5 2017. Web of Science Citations: 35.
DA SILVA, GELSON T. S. T.; CARVALHO, KELE T. G.; LOPES, OSMANDO F.; GOMES, ELIZIANA S.; MALAGUTTI, ANDREA R.; MASTELARO, VALMOR R.; RIBEIRO, CAUE; MOURAO, HENRIQUE A. J. L. Synthesis of ZnO Nanoparticles Assisted by N Sources and their Application in the Photodegradation of Organic Contaminants. CHEMCATCHEM, v. 9, n. 19, p. 3795-3804, OCT 10 2017. Web of Science Citations: 13.
MOURAO, HENRIQUE A. J. L.; LOPES, OSMANDO F.; AVANSI, JR., WALDIR; PIRES, MANOEL J. M.; SOUZA, SOLANGE; RIBEIRO, CAUE; MASTELARO, VALMOR R. SrTi1-yFeyO3 samples obtained by hydrothermal method: The effect of the amount of Fe on structural and photocatalytic properties. MATERIALS SCIENCE IN SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESSING, v. 68, p. 140-146, SEP 2017. Web of Science Citations: 4.
LOPES, OSMANDO F.; CARVALHO, KELE T. G.; AVANSI, JR., WALDIR; RIBEIRO, CAUE. Growth of BiVO4 Nanoparticles on a Bi2O3 Surface: Effect of Heterojunction Formation on Visible Irradiation-Driven Catalytic Performance. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, v. 121, n. 25, p. 13747-13756, JUN 29 2017. Web of Science Citations: 14.
AVANSI, W.; OLIVEIRA, C. L. P.; RIBEIRO, C.; LEITE, E. R.; MASTELARO, V. R. Study of the morphological evolution of vanadium pentoxide nanostructures under hydrothermal conditions. CrystEngComm, v. 18, n. 39, p. 7636-7641, 2016. Web of Science Citations: 1.
AVANSI, JR., WALDIR; DE MENDONCA, VAGNER R.; LOPES, OSMANDO F.; RIBEIRO, CAUE. Vanadium pentoxide 1-D nanostructures applied to dye removal from aqueous systems by coupling adsorption and visible-light photodegradation. RSC ADVANCES, v. 5, n. 16, p. 12000-12006, 2015. Web of Science Citations: 12.

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