Bougainvillea flower extract was used as a fuel in solution combustion synthesis of pure and Nd3+ (1-9 mol %) doped vanadium pentoxides (V2O5) nanostructure. Powder x-ray Diffractogram, Scanning electron microscopy and Transmission electron microscopy images revealed the orthorhombic phase in Nd3+ doped V2O5 nanostructure. The additional peaks in Fourier Transform Infrared spectra and in Raman spectra were due to lattice distortion and mixed valence oxide in VO4 led to structural and morphological changes. The synthesized Nd3+ doped V2O5 nanostructure exhibited good photocatalytic activity for the degradation of Methylene blue dye due to decrease in its work function as well as decrease in electron-hole recombination.
|Journal||Materials Research Express|
|Publication status||Published - 09-2018|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Polymers and Plastics
- Metals and Alloys