Synthesis of Ag nanoparticles decorated on TiO2 nanotubes for surface adsorption and photo-decomposition of methylene blue under dark and visible light irradiation

  • Mona Hosseini-Sarvari
  • Zeinab Hosseinpour


TiO2 nanotubes and Ag/TiO2 nanotubes (TNT) have been synthesized by simple hydrothermal and solvothermal method and were characterized by XRD, UV, ICP, TEM, SEM, BET and XPS. In this study the photocatlytic activity of Ag/TNT (contain 3.33% Ag) was investigated through decolorization of MB (standard methylene blue tablets for milk testing) in aqueous solution. Because of the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) effect of Ag nanoparticles, under visible light, Ag/TNT showed superior photocatalytic activity, and due to high surface area of TNT, it showed high surface absorption in dark conditions. In this study, the photocatalytic effect of Ag/TNT for the destruction and absorption of MB in aqueous solution indicated good application.


Ag/TiO2 nanotubes Photocatlytic activity Destruction Absorption MB 



We gratefully acknowledge the support of this work by the Shiraz University Research Council.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryShiraz UniversityShirazIslamic Republic of Iran

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