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Photocatalytic Properties under Sunlight of Heterostructures AgCl/CuO Obtained by Sonochemical Method

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Andrade Neto, N. F. [1] ; Longo, E. [2] ; Matsui, K. N. [3] ; Paskocimas, C. A. [1] ; Bomio, M. R. D. [1] ; Motta, F. V. [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Fed Rio Grande do Norte, DEMAT, LSQM, Av Sen Salgado Filho 3000, BR-59072970 Natal, RN - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, DQ, LIEC, Via Washington Luiz, Km 235, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Rio Grande do Norte, DEQ, LabCQ, Av Sen Salgado Filho 300, BR-59072970 Natal, RN - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Plasmonics; v. 14, n. 1, p. 79-89, FEB 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 2

AgCl/CuO heterostructures were synthesized via a sonochemical method. AgCl/CuO molar compositions of 1:1 and 2:1 were prepared, respectively. Such compositions were prepared using three distinct routes. The particles were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM-FEG) and UV-Vis spectroscopy (UV-Vis). In order to analyze the applicability of the heterostructure, photocatalytic tests were performed under sunlight and UV-Vis radiation for the degradation of the methylene blue dye. The results of the X-ray diffraction confirmed the formation of the AgCl/CuO heterostructure in all samples, with no evidence of doping or formation of deleterious phases. SEM images indicate a cubic-like morphology for the AgCl particles, forming Ag-0 on its surface, the CuO particles have a leaf appearance. The results of the photocatalytic activity indicate that the increase of the AgCl molar ratio from 1:1 to 2:1 accelerates the degradation of methylene blue for both the radiations and shows that sunlight decreases by at least 55% for the degradation of the methylene blue, depending on the composition, to the heterostructure. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/07296-2 - CDMF - Center for the Development of Functional Materials
Grantee:Elson Longo da Silva
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC