Sol-gel Synthesis & Characterization of Nanocomposites of Cu/TiO2 and Bi/TiO2Metal Oxides as Photocatalysts

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Author(s) Bushra Khan | Umbreen Ashraf
Pages 40-48
Volume 4
Issue 2
Date February, 2015
Keywords Sol-Gel, Cu/TiO2, Bi/TiO2, Photochemical reaction, Nanocomposites
Abstract

Nanocomposites of Cu/ TiO2 and Bi/TiO2 metal Oxides have been synthesized by Sol-Gel method. Nanosols were prepared by dissolving salts of Precursors in suitable Solvents (double distilled water , Ethanol ) in the first step of synthesis . These Nanosols were converted into Gels on heating and continuous Stirring .Characterization was done by UV/VIS , FTIR , XRD ,and TGA/DTA Techniques . The Credibility of prepared samples was investigated by the degradation of a Textile Dye Rhodamine B under Solar Light irradiation. The results revealed that these Nanocomposites possess Photocatalytic activity.

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