Jump to main content
Jump to site search
PLANNED MAINTENANCE Close the message box

Scheduled maintenance work on Tuesday 6th February 2018 from 11.00am to 11.15am (GMT).

During this time our website performance may be temporarily affected. If you have any questions please use the feedback button available under our menu button. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause and thank you for your patience.



Flux synthesis of regular Bi4TaO8Cl square nanoplates exhibiting dominant exposure surfaces of {001} crystal facets for photocatalytic reduction of CO2 to methane

Author affiliations

Abstract

Herein, orthorhombic regular Bi4TaO8Cl square nanoplates with an edge length of about 500 nm and a thickness of about 100 nm were successfully synthesized using a facile molten salt route. The as-prepared square nanoplates have been proven to be of {001} crystal facets as two dominantly exposed surfaces. The density functional theory calculation and photo-deposition of noble metal experiment demonstrate the electron and hole separation on different crystal facets and reveal that {001} crystal facets are in favor of the reduction reaction. Since the square nanoplate structure exhibits dominant exposure surfaces of the {001} facets, the molten salt route-based samples basically possess an obviously higher photocatalytic activity than those prepared by the solid state reaction (SSR) method. This study may provide inspiration for fabricating efficient photocatalysts.

Graphical abstract: Flux synthesis of regular Bi4TaO8Cl square nanoplates exhibiting dominant exposure surfaces of {001} crystal facets for photocatalytic reduction of CO2 to methane

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Publication details

The article was received on 23 Aug 2017, accepted on 19 Dec 2017 and first published on 19 Dec 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7NR06279F
Citation: Nanoscale, 2018, Advance Article
  •   Request permissions

    Flux synthesis of regular Bi4TaO8Cl square nanoplates exhibiting dominant exposure surfaces of {001} crystal facets for photocatalytic reduction of CO2 to methane

    L. Li, Q. Han, L. Tang, Y. Zhang, P. Li, Y. Zhou and Z. Zou, Nanoscale, 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7NR06279F

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements