• Investigation on SnO$_2$/TiO$_2$ nanocomposites and their enhanced photocatalytic properties for the degradation of methylene blue under solar light irradiation

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      SnO$_2$/TiO$_2$ nanocomposites; photocatalyst; hydrothermal method; solar light irradiation.

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      The growth of photocatalysts that effectively remove organic contaminants is an essential environmental remediation impartial. Here, we report an approach for the synthesis and surface modifications of vastly stable SnO$_2$/TiO$_2$nanocomposites (NCs) that were prepared using hydrothermal techniques. The synthesized samples were assessed by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscope (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy. Furthermore, UV–Visdiffuse reflectance spectroscopy was examined to assess the energy gap of the prepared samples. Furthermore, SnO$_2$/TiO$_2$ NCs can be used as the photocatalyst for degradation of methylene blue (MB) dye under solar light irradiation. The photocatalytic efficiency of the SnO$_2$/TiO$_2$ NCs was observed $\sim$90% removal of MB dye under solar light irradiation.Moreover, it remains almost same over four successive cycles. A projected mechanism was discussed to expose the efficient degradation improvement of charge transfer along with various pathways and the pairs of NCs. Our presentinvestigations highlight the potential of using SnO$_2$/TiO$_2$ NCs for a wide range of photocatalytic applications, also it may be used for various environmental remediation, food-industry applications and self-cleaning surface development.

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      S KAVITHA1 N JAYAMANI1 D BARATHI2

      1. Department of Physics, Government Arts College, Salem 636007, India
      2. Department of Physics, N.K.R. Government Arts College for Women, Namakkal 637001, India
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