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.
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - 2016|
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