Pure and Dy3+-doped Zn2SnO4 (ZTO) hollow spheres, integrated with nanoparticles, have been synthesized using the coprecipitation method. The ZTO spheres have been characterized with X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscope. The photoluminescence and photocatalytic properties are investigated. The influences of Dy3+ ions on the morphology and the photoluminescence of ZTO have been explained in detail.
- Photocatalytic properties