Full-spectrum Bi@SrTiO3 for photocatalytic of bi-directional promotion effects on redox reaction: Insight into intermediates and mechanism

Bin Liu, Nanhao Zhou, Jun Liu, Xinglei Wang, Peter K.J. Robertson, Xiaoyuan Chen, Chao Chen, Jianmin Luo*, Chuanyi Wang

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Abstract

The development of full-spectrum photocatalysts active in the near-infrared (NIR) region has gained increasing attention for deleterious pollutant removal. The integration of plasmonic metals with semiconductors is an effective way to widen the light response range of photocatalysts due to the strong light absorption and fast plasmonic energy transfer of the localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR). In this work, the full-spectrum responsive Bi@SrTiO3 was prepared via facile solvothermal chemical reduction. The optimal Bi@SrTiO3 achieves exceptional photocatalytic Cr(VI) reduction efficiency and tetracycline degradation, realizing bi-directional promotion effects on redox reaction. According to density functional theory (DFT) simulations, the extraordinary photocatalytic performance is attributed to the tunable built-in electric field (IEF) of the Ohmic contact. The favorable adaptability in real water and high stability of BSTO-25 were proved by experimental results. And the possible photocatalytic mechanism was proposed based on theoretical calculation and experimental results. Furthermore, the non-toxicity of the BSTO-25 was evaluated by E.coli cultivation, which further proves the feasibility of treating wastewater with BSTO-25. This work provides a new perspective on constructing full-spectrum-driven photocatalysts for applications dealing with environmental remediation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Rare Earths
Early online date01 Jan 2024
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Publication statusEarly online date - 01 Jan 2024

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