Preparation and Characterizations of In0.1SnxZn0.85-2xS Powder Photocatalysts for Hydrogen Production under Visible Light Irradiation

Kimi, Melody and Leny, Yuliati and Mustaffa, Shamsuddin (2012) Preparation and Characterizations of In0.1SnxZn0.85-2xS Powder Photocatalysts for Hydrogen Production under Visible Light Irradiation. Advanced Materials Research, 364. pp. 238-242. ISSN 1662-8985

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Abstract

A series of In0.1SnxZn0.85-2xS solid solutions was synthesized by hydrothermal method and employed as photocatalyst for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution under visible light irradiation. The structures, optical properties and morphologies of the solid solutions were studied by X-ray diffraction, diffuse reflectance UV–visible spectroscopy and field emission scanning electron microscopy. From the characterizations, it was confirmed that In0.1SnxZn0.85-2xS solid solution can be obtained and they have nano-sized particles. The highest photocatalytic activity was observed on In0.1Sn0.03Zn0.79S photocatalyst, with average rate of hydrogen production 3.05 mmol/h, which was 1.2 times higher than the In0.1Zn0.85S photocatalyst.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Photocatalyst, solid solution, In0.1SnxZn0.85-2xS, hydrogen, visible light, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, undergraduate, postgraduate
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Centre for Pre-University Studies
Depositing User: Farah Liyana bt Azizan
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2015 08:13
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2015 07:00
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/7022

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