This work was financially supported by the International Science & Technology Cooperation Foundation of Gansu Provincial, China (Grant No. 090WCGA903), Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Grant No. lzujbky-2010-83), and National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars (Grant No. 50925206).
Photocatalytic Activity of (B, N)-Codoped Titanate Nanotubes
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2011
© 2011 The American Ceramic Society
Journal of the American Ceramic Society
Volume 95, Issue 1, pages 82–84, January 2012
How to Cite
Dong, P., Wang, Y., Liu, B., Guo, L., Huang, Y., Yin, S. (2012), Photocatalytic Activity of (B, N)-Codoped Titanate Nanotubes. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 95: 82–84. doi: 10.1111/j.1551-2916.2011.04983.x
- Issue published online: 3 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 27 OCT 2011
- Manuscript Received: 26 SEP 2011
- International Science & Technology Cooperation Foundation of Gansu Provincial. Grant Number: 090WCGA903
- Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities. Grant Number: lzujbky-2010-83
- National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars. Grant Number: 50925206
The multi-walled (B, N)-codoped titanate nanotubes (TNTs) have been prepared via a simple hydrothermal route. Such (B, N)-codoped TNTs showed a decrease in band gap energy as compared with the undoped TNTs. The effect of the doping amounts of B and N on the photocatalytic activity of TNTs was studied. Among the as-prepared samples, (1% B, 1% N)-codoped TNTs exhibited the best photocatalytic activity for methyl orange decomposition under Ultraviolet–Visible (UV–Vis) light irradiation. The photocatalytic activity of (1% B, 1% N)-codoped TNTs is twice as high as that of the undoped TNTs.