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Modification of Pd and Mn on the Surface of TiO2 with Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity for Photoreduction of CO2 into CH4
- Cao, Chi, Yan, Yabin, Yu, Yanlong, Yang, Xiaodan, Liu, Weisheng, Cao, Yaan
- The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2017 v.121 no.1 pp. 270-277
- carbon dioxide, ions, manganese, methane, photocatalysis, photocatalysts, physical chemistry, sol-gel processing, titanium dioxide
- The novel Pd- and Mn-comodified TiO₂ photocatalyst (TiO₂–Pd–Mn) was prepared via a simple sol–gel method. The introduced Pd and Mn existed as the −O–Pd–O– and −O–Mn–O– species on the surface of the photocatalyst. The band structure and density of states are studied by theoretical calculations, which is demonstrated by the experimental results. The modification with Pd and Mn ions results in the strong visible response and efficient separation of photogenerated carriers. Thus, the TiO₂–Pd–Mn exhibit improved photocatalytic activity compared with pure TiO₂, TiO₂–Pd, and TiO₂–Mn for photoreduction of CO₂ and H₂O into CH₄. It is an effective method on developing the highly active TiO₂-based materials by modification with double elements on the surface.