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Table 1 Properties of the pure BiVO4, Ag/BiVO4, BiV0.9925Mo0.0075O4, and Ag/BiV0.9925Mo0.0075O4 powders

From: Synergistic Effects of Ag Nanoparticles/BiV1-xMoxO4 with Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity

Sample BiVO4 Ag/BiVO4 BiV0.9925Mo0.0075O4 Ag/BiV0.9925Mo0.0075O4
Bandgap (eV) 2.30 1.61 2.18 1.78
Atomic% of Ag dopant from ICP 6.28446 5.92476
Atomic% of Mo dopant from ICP 0.163704 0.167735
Atomic% of Ag dopant from XPS 6.03 4.72
Degradation rate (%) 6.4 8.4 9.6 97.9