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      TiO$_2$ nanotube arrays; photodegradation; samarium ion; down-shifting material.

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      TiO$_2$ nanotube arrays prepared by anodization technology are modified with a samarium ion (Sm$^{3+}$) by a hydrothermal method for use in photodegradation of methylene blue (MB). The samarium ion as a down-shifting luminescence material can improve UV radiation harvesting to increase visible light utilization. The efficiency of the photocatalytic activity for the modified-TiO$_2$ nanotube arrays in degradation of MB was investigated under UV–Vis light irradiation. The results show that Sm–TiO$_2$ nanotubes can increase the photocatalytic efficiency of MB. When TiO$_2$ nanotubes are modified by 0.02 M Sm$^{3+}$, MB can be almost completely degraded when compared with bare TiO$_2$ nanotubes. This indicates that TiO$_2$ nanotubes structure, surface area and good UV radiation harvesting play important roles in the degradation of MB.

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      RUI LIU1 2 TAO LIU2 YINGJIE QIAO1 YONGCHAO BIE2 YINGJIN SONG2

      1. College of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, People’s Republic of China
      2. Drug Engineering Research Centre, Harbin University of Commerce, Harbin 150076, People’s Republic of China
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