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A superior photocatalytic performance of a novel Bi2SiO5 flower-like microsphere via a phase junction.
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PMID:  25379649     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A phase junction over a Bi2SiO5 photocatalyst with the orthorhombic Bi2SiO5 and the tetragonal Bi2SiO5 structure was successfully synthesized via an ion exchange method using BiOBr solid microspheres as the sacrificial template. In the meantime, the as-prepared Bi2SiO5 phase junction possesses a novel morphology of a flower-like microsphere with nanoparticles evenly embedded in its nano-petals. It was found that the Bi2SiO5 phase junction not only showed a highly enhanced photocatalytic activity and excellent durability under UV or simulated solar irradiation, but also showed a remarkable visible-light activity for photo-degradation of phenol. Experimental results reveal that the tetragonal Bi2SiO5 phase in this phase junction possesses a narrower band gap, thus leading to its extended light absorption. The efficient charge separation via a phase junction would make a great contribution to its highly enhanced photocatalytic activity under UV or simulated solar irradiation. The high efficiency in the degradation of organic pollutants makes the as-prepared photocatalyst a promising candidate for photocatalytic environmental purification.
Di Liu; Jun Wang; Mo Zhang; Yanfang Liu; Yongfa Zhu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-11-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nanoscale     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2040-3372     ISO Abbreviation:  Nanoscale     Publication Date:  2014 Nov 
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Created Date:  2014-11-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-11-8    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101525249     Medline TA:  Nanoscale     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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