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Facile fabrication of alveolate Cu2−xSe microsheets as a new visible-light photocatalyst for discoloration of Rhodamine B

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Abstract

A new porous material, alveolate Cu2−xSe microsheets, was synthesized through a simple one-step solvothermal process. The surface morphology and microstructure of the as-prepared Cu2−xSe were characterized by various techniques. It was found that the as-synthesized Cu2−xSe has hierarchical porosity composed of mesopores and macropores, and rich active surfaces of {111} facets. A noteworthy visible-light-responsive photocatalytic discoloration of Rhodamine B was observed for the as-developed alveolate Cu2−xSe microsheets. The superior photocatalytic properties demonstrated by the as-synthesized Cu2−xSe are mainly attributed to the highly accessible active surfaces of the {111} facets and the wider light absorption range resulting from its narrower band gap.

Graphical abstract: Facile fabrication of alveolate Cu2−xSe microsheets as a new visible-light photocatalyst for discoloration of Rhodamine B

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The article was received on 10 Sep 2018, accepted on 03 Nov 2018 and first published on 05 Nov 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8CE01534A
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2018,20, 7851-7856
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    Facile fabrication of alveolate Cu2−xSe microsheets as a new visible-light photocatalyst for discoloration of Rhodamine B

    W. Zhong, S. Shen, S. Feng, Z. Lin, Z. Wang and B. Fang, CrystEngComm, 2018, 20, 7851
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CE01534A

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