Introducing Sulfur Vacancies and in-plane SnS2/SnO2 Heterojunction in SnS2 Nanosheets to Promote Photocatalytic Activity
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Due to the relatively sluggish charge carrier separation in metal sulfides, the photocatalytic activity of them is still far lower than expected. Herein, sulfur vacancies and in-plane SnS2/SnO2 heterojunction were successfully introduced into the SnS2 nanosheets through high energy ball-milling. These defective structures were studied by the electron paramagnetic resonance, Raman spectra, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and high-resolution transmission electron microscope analyses. The sulfur vacancies and in-plane heterojunctions strongly accelerate the separation of photoexcited electron-hole pairs, as confirmed by the photoluminescence emission spectra and time-resolved photoluminescence decay spectra. The introduction of sulfur vacancies and in-plane heterojunction in SnS2 nanosheets results in roughly six times higher photodegrading rate for methyl orange and four times higher photocatalytic reduction rate of Cr6+ than those of pure SnS2 nanosheets.
Ball-milling, Charge carrier separation, In-plane heterojunction, SnS Nanosheets 2, Sulfur vacancies
Hu, Keyan; Ming, Chen; Liu, Yiting; Zheng, Chong; Zhang, Shaoning; Wang, Dong; Zhao, Wei; and Huang, Fuqiang, "Introducing Sulfur Vacancies and in-plane SnS2/SnO2 Heterojunction in SnS2 Nanosheets to Promote Photocatalytic Activity" (2020). NIU Bibliography. 376.
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry