Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity of BiVO4/Bi2S3/SnS2 Heterojunction under Visible Light

Sopheak Meng, Takaya Ogawa, Hideyuki Okumura, Keiichi N. Ishihara
2020 Catalysts  
Heterojunction photocatalysts have attracted a significant amount of attention due to their advantages over a single photocatalyst and, particularly, their superior spatial charge separation. Herein, the BiVO4/Bi2S3/SnS2 heterojunction was synthesized via solvothermal synthesis with different ratios of BiVO4 to SnS2. The photodegradation rate of the 0.03 BiVO4/SnS2 sample for rhodamine B removal is 2.3 times or 2.9 times greater than that of a single SnS2 or BiVO4, respectively. The chemical
more » ... d between photocatalysts is confirmed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and the synchronized shift observed in binding energies strongly indicates the electron screening effect at the heterojunction. A Z-scheme model is proposed to explain charge transfer pathway in the system, in which the formation of Bi2S3 plays a crucial role in the enhanced photocatalytic performance of the heterojunction.
doi:10.3390/catal10111294 fatcat:qgcmhq4vkjegtggnkrn24fmbq4