Structural analysis and optical properties of the Bi2-xYxWO6 system

S. Pasternak, D. Levy, Y. Paz, B. Pokroy

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Photocatalytic conversion of solar energy into chemical energy has attracted considerable interest for several decades. One compound already reported as a visible-light-active photocatalyst for water splitting is BiYWO6, a member of the Bi2-xYxWO6 family of compounds. The structural and optical properties of other members of this family have not been reported to date. In this work, we synthesized various compositions of Bi2-xYxWO6, studied their optical properties, and report their structural parameters obtained by utilizing powder diffraction coupled with Rietveld refinement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6464-6470
Number of pages7
Issue number34
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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