Microwave-assisted electrospun PVB/CdS composite fibers and their photocatalytic activity under visible light

Pei Ying Lin, Zong Sian Wu, Yung Der Juang, Yaw Shyan Fu, Tzung Fang Guo

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Degradation of dyes is a standard method for checking the photocatalytic activity of any type of photocatalyst. In this paper, one-dimensional (1-D) poly-vinyl butyral (PVB)/cadmium sulfide (CdS) nanofibers have been first prepared by using cadmium nitrate and thiourea dissolved in a solvent of ethanol and the polymer used poly-vinyl butyral via electrospinning approach. The as-spun 1-D PVB/CdS nanofibers were employed as precursors to fabricate cotton- and fiber-shaped PVB/CdS composite materials via annealing treatment and microwave irradiation. The structure, morphology, composition, and optical properties of the samples were characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The photocatalytic activity of two kinds of resultant PVB/CdS composite materials under visible light irradiation was evaluated by degrading methylene orange (MO).

Original languageEnglish
Article number10009
Pages (from-to)73-77
Number of pages5
JournalMicroelectronic Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 5

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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