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Branching growth of novel silver phosphate dendrites and the greatly improved photocatalytic activity by the active {110} facets

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Herein, novel Ag3PO4 dendrites, including highly-branched tetrapods (HBTs), three-dimensional towers (TDTs), and threefold-overlapped tetrapods (TOTs), are achieved by a facile precipitation method. Surprisingly, the apparent reaction rate constants of the HBTs, TDTs and TOTs are 144.3, 87.9 and 50.4 times higher than that of N-doped TiO2 (NT), respectively. The different activities of the Ag3PO4 dendrites have been mainly attributed to the exposed high-energy {110} facets. This work represents a big step toward exploring branching growth and improving photocatalytic properties.

Graphical abstract: Branching growth of novel silver phosphate dendrites and the greatly improved photocatalytic activity by the active {110} facets

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Submitted
18 Sep 2013
Accepted
14 Nov 2013
First published
14 Nov 2013

CrystEngComm, 2014,16, 1237-1240
Article type
Communication

Branching growth of novel silver phosphate dendrites and the greatly improved photocatalytic activity by the active {110} facets

M. Li, M. Chen, J. Wang and F. Teng, CrystEngComm, 2014, 16, 1237
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE41889H

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