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Publikācija: Photocatalytic Activity of Anatase–Nickel Ferrite Heterostructures

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Title in original language Photocatalytic Activity of Anatase–Nickel Ferrite Heterostructures
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.5 Materials engineering
Authors Andris Šutka
Mārtiņš Millers
Nicola Dobelin
Rainer Pärna
Mārtiņš Vanags
Mihael Maiorov
Jānis Kleperis
Tanel Käämbre
Urmas Joost
Ergo Nõmmiste
Vambola Kisand
Māris Knite
Keywords anatase, ferrite, heterostructure, photocatalyst, TiO2
Abstract The simple co-precipitation route was used to couple commercial TiO2 anatase nanopowder with nickel ferrite (NiFe2O4). The morphology and the crystalline structure of composite nanoparticles were characterised by TEM, N2 adsorption-desorption, XRD and Rietveld refinement, XPS and XAS. The optical and magnetic properties were investigated. After co-precipitation NiFe2O4 nanoparticles, composed of spinel ferrite crystal phase, were formed on the surface of TiO2 anatase nanopowder. The TiO2/NiFe2O4 composite oxide demonstrated large specific surface area, high visible light absorption efficiency and efficient charge carrier separation, compared to pristine anatase TiO2 or pristine NiFe2O4, representatively. The obtained TiO2/NiFe2O4 composite oxides, with different nickel ferrite contents (5, 10, 25, 50 and 75 wt%) showed decent visible light photocatalytic efficiency, up to three times higher than pure anatase or pure NiFe2O4. However, TiO2/NiFe2O4 composite oxides did not demonstrate high magnetic properties.
DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201431681
Reference Šutka, A., Millers, M., Dobelin, N., Pärna, R., Vanags, M., Maiorov, M., Kleperis, J., Käämbre, T., Joost, U., Nõmmiste, E., Kisand, V., Knite, M. Photocatalytic Activity of Anatase–Nickel Ferrite Heterostructures. Physica Status Solidi A, 2015, Vol.212, Iss.4, pp.796-803. e-ISSN 1862-6319. Available from: doi:10.1002/pssa.201431681
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