Catalysis Letters

, Volume 53, Issue 3–4, pp 229–230 | Cite as

Photocatalytic O2 evolution under visible light irradiation on BiVO4 in aqueous AgNO3 solution

  • Akihiko Kudo
  • Kazuhiro Ueda
  • Hideki Kato
  • Ikko Mikami


BiVO4 with a 2.3 eV band gap showed an activity for O2 evolution from aqueous solutions containing Ag+ as an electron scavenger under visible light irradiation (λ > 520 nm). The quantum yield was 0.5% at 450 nm.

photocatalyst BiVO4 visible light response O2 evolution 


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  • Akihiko Kudo
  • Kazuhiro Ueda
  • Hideki Kato
  • Ikko Mikami

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