Synergistic multi-selective photocatalysis and real-time optical thermometry of CsPbBr3/BiOI/TiO2@PAN flexible nanofibers

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24861-24877
Journal / PublicationJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Issue number45
Online published25 Oct 2023
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2023


Effective utilization of solar energy through photocatalytic oxidation is of great significance for environmental restoration and sustainable development. In order to realize the rapid separation of electron-hole pairs and improve the photocatalytic degradation activity, a multifunctional CsPbBr3/BiOI/TiO2 nanofiber photocatalyst with a symmetric double heterojunction structure is synthesized by combining electrospinning, hydrothermal and wet impregnation methods. Compared with powder photocatalysts, polyacrylonitrile (PAN) composite fibers work as a carrier offering the advantages of reusability, excellent flexibility, thermal stability, a controlled structure and a large specific surface area. Benefiting from the effective interfacial charge transfer and enhanced visible-light absorption, the obtained CsPbBr3/BiOI/TiO2@PAN nanofibers exhibit superior photocatalytic efficiency for rhodamine B, tetracycline hydrochloride, phenol and bisphenol A under simulated sun-light irradiation. Based on fluorescence intensity ratio (FIR) thermometry, the emission peaks of CsPbBr3 at 516 nm and PAN at 479 nm can be utilized for accurate non-contact temperature monitoring and real-time thermal feedback in complex degradation systems, and the maximum relative sensitivity SR is obtained as 0.0117 K−1 at 353 K. In conclusion, multi-selective photocatalysis fibers with real-time optical thermometry properties provide new application prospects for water purification in extremely harsh environments. © 2023 The Royal Society of Chemistry.