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dc.contributor.authorZhou, L.
dc.contributor.authorZhang, H.
dc.contributor.authorGuo, X.
dc.contributor.authorSun, Hongqi
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Shaomin
dc.contributor.authorTade, Moses
dc.contributor.authorWang, Shaobin
dc.identifier.citationZhou, L. and Zhang, H. and Guo, X. and Sun, H. and Liu, S. and Tade, M. and Wang, S. 2017. Metal-free hybrids of graphitic carbon nitride and nanodiamonds for photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic applications. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 493: pp. 275-280.

Graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) has been considered as a metal-free, cost-effective, eco-friendly and efficient catalyst for various photoelectrochemical applications. However, compared to conventional metal-based photocatalysts, its photocatalytic activity is still low because of the low mobility of carriers restricted by the polymer nature. Herein, a series of hybrids of g-C3N4 (GCN) and nanodiamonds (NDs) were synthesized using a solvothermal method. The photoelectrochemical performance and photocatalytic efficiency of the GCN/NDs were investigated by means of the generation of photocurrent and photodegradation of methylene blue (MB) solutions under UV–visible light irradiations. In this study, the sample of GCN/ND-33% derived from 0.1 g GCN and 0.05 g NDs displayed the highest photocatalytic activity and the strongest photocurrent density. The mechanism of enhanced photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic performances was also discussed.

dc.publisherAcademic Press
dc.titleMetal-free hybrids of graphitic carbon nitride and nanodiamonds for photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic applications
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleJournal of Colloid and Interface Science
curtin.departmentDepartment of Chemical Engineering
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