Tatalum nitride for efficient visilbe-light-driven photocatalyst

Zheng Wang, Jiangting Wang, Lianyun Liu, Kai Huang, Jungang Hou, Hongmin Zhu

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Tantalum nitride (Ta3N5) nanoparticles as a visible light photocatalytst were prepared by nitriding the amorphous tantalum nitride naoparticles under ammonia atmosphere at 1073 K. The production of well-crystallized Ta3N5 nanoparticles have primary particles 40-60 nm in size and a broad absorption band in the vicinity of 600 nm. The as-synthesized materials exhibit good activity for H2 and O2 evolution from pure water under visible light irradiation (λ ≥ 420nm).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTMS 2011 - 140th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Supplemental Proceedings
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul 27
Externally publishedYes
EventTMS 2011 - 140th Annual Meeting and Exhibition - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2011 Feb 272011 Mar 3

Publication series

NameTMS Annual Meeting


OtherTMS 2011 - 140th Annual Meeting and Exhibition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Nitride
  • Photocatalyst
  • Visible light

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys


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