Electron Beam Irradiation Effect on the Photocatalytic Activity of TiO2 on Carbon Nanofibers

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The electron beam (EB) irradiation effects of TiO2 deposited on carbon nanofibers (CNFs) were studied aiming the improvement of the photocatalytic activity. The EB irradiation contributed to an increase in crystallinity of the anatase resulting an improvement of the photocatalytic activity through the oxidation (ionization) of the doped TiO2 and leading to uniform distribution TiO2 particles on the CNFs surface. The photoactivity of the catalyst was measured by the decoloration of the methylene blue (MB) with time under UV irradiation.

Keywords: CARBON NANOFIBER; ELECTRON BEAM; PHOTOCATALYTIC ACITIVITY; SOL-GEL COATING; TIO2

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2011.3307

Publication date: February 1, 2011

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