Ternary Bi2S3/MoS2/TiO2 with double Z-scheme configuration as high performance photocatalyst

Drmosh, Q. A. and Hezam, Abdo and Hendi, A. H. Y. and Qamar, Mohammad and Yamani, Z. H. and Byrappa, K. (2020) Ternary Bi2S3/MoS2/TiO2 with double Z-scheme configuration as high performance photocatalyst. Applied Surface Science, 499.

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Due to unique electron transport properties, nanostructured catalysts with certain morphology, such as nanotube, nanosheet and nanorods, have shown outstanding photocatalytic performance. Herein, preparation of ternary photocatalytic architecture is demonstrated using a facile microwave-assisted hydrothermal method. The as-prepared ternary photocatalyst (denoted as Bi2S3/MoS2/TiO2) comprises bismuth sulfide (Bi2S3) nanorods, molybdenum sulfide (MoS2) nanosheets, and titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanotubes. The photocatalytic performance of the as-prepared nanocomposite is evaluated by monitoring water splitting and dye degradation. The results show that the Bi2S3/MoS2/TiO2 exhibits stable and highly efficient photocatalytic hydrogen production under visible light, and photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue (MB) under sunlight. The photocatalytic performance of Bi2S3/MoS2/TiO2 is much better than that of TiO2, MoS2, or Bi2S3. The improved performance is correlated to the high surface area and the formation of the double Z-scheme heterostructure, which together render abundant catalytic sites and efficient charge separation with strong redox capability. Additionally, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and electron spin resonance spectroscopies, combined with reactive species trapping experiments, confirm that the surface charge transport in Bi2S3/MoS2/TiO2 occurs through the double Z-scheme approach. This work paves the way for designing more photocatalytic systems with double Z-scheme for high efficiency and wide practical applications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Double Z-scheme; Heterojunction; Hydrogen production; Photodegradation; Methylene blue
Subjects: D Physical Science > Material Science
Divisions: Department of > Material Science
Depositing User: Mr Umendra uom
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2021 07:42
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2021 07:42
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/15682

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