An efficient bicomponent TiO2/SnO2 nanofiber photocatalyst fabricated by electrospinning with a side-by-side dual spinneret method

Zhaoyang Liu, Darren Delai Sun, Peng Guo, James O. Leckie

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Abstract

In this communication, we demonstrate that the electrospinning process with a side-by-side dual spinneret can be a simple approach for fabricating bicomponent TiO2/SnO2 nanofibers with controllable heterojunctions. Specifically, both of the TiO2 and SnO2 components in the nanofibers are fully exposed to the surface. This morphology fully utilized the photogenerated holes and electrons during the photocatalytic process, thus leading to a high photocatalytic activity. We believe that this versatile approach can be extended to fabricate other novel high-efficiency bicomponent photocatalysts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1081-1085
Number of pages5
JournalNano Letters
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2007

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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