A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Anchoring lead-free halide Cs3Bi2I9 perovskite on UV100–TiO2 for enhanced photocatalytic performance

Publication Details
Authors: Bresolin B. M., Balayeva N. O., Granone L. I., Dillert R., Bahnemann D. W., Sillanpää Mika
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
Volume number: 204
ISSN: 0927-0248
JUFO-Level of this publication: 2
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


Halide perovskites have shown great potential in photocatalytic applications. In order to enhance the charge transportation efficiency, the chemical stability, and the light absorption ability, we anchored a lead-free halide perovskite (Cs3Bi2I9) on UV100–TiO2 nanoparticles to build a visible-light active photocatalysts. The as-prepared material exhibited excellent stability and a remarkable yield for photocatalytic oxidation of methanol to formaldehyde under visible light irradiation. The photocatalyst was characterized using X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, Transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, ultraviolet–visible diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, Brunauer–Emmett–Teller surface area measurement, and photoelectrochemical properties. The analyses confirmed a remarkable improvement of visible-light absorption, a favorable decrease in the recombination of photoinduced charge carriers, and a suitable bandgap for visible-light photocatalytic applications. Recycle experiments showed that the composites still presented significant photocatalytic activity after three successive cycles. A possible underlying mechanism of the composite accounting for the enhanced photocatalytic activity under visible light irradiation was proposed.

Our study aims to open new possibilities of using lead-free halide perovskites for photocatalytic applications.

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