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Issue 30, 2012
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Selective growth of Ag3PO4 submicro-cubes on Ag nanowires to fabricate necklace-like heterostructures for photocatalytic applications

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Abstract

Selective growth of Ag3PO4 submicro-cubes on Ag nanowires to construct necklace-like hetero-photocatalysts has been demonstrated. This novel hetero-structure exhibits much higher activities than both pure Ag3PO4 cubes and Ag nanowires for degradation of organic contaminants under visible light irradiation, which may be primarily ascribed to highly efficient charge separation at the contact interfaces as well as rapid electron export through Ag nanowires.

Graphical abstract: Selective growth of Ag3PO4 submicro-cubes on Ag nanowires to fabricate necklace-like heterostructures for photocatalytic applications

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The article was received on 04 May 2012, accepted on 12 Jun 2012 and first published on 13 Jun 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM32800C
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2012,22, 14847-14850
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    Selective growth of Ag3PO4 submicro-cubes on Ag nanowires to fabricate necklace-like heterostructures for photocatalytic applications

    Y. Bi, H. Hu, S. Ouyang, Z. Jiao, G. Lu and J. Ye, J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 14847
    DOI: 10.1039/C2JM32800C

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