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Findings on Photocatalytics Discussed by Investigators at Shandong University (Uniform Ag/AgCl Necklace-Like Nano-Heterostructures: Fabrication and...

July 22, 2014



Findings on Photocatalytics Discussed by Investigators at Shandong University (Uniform Ag/AgCl Necklace-Like Nano-Heterostructures: Fabrication and Highly Efficient Plasmonic Photocatalysis)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Data detailed on Photocatalytics have been presented. According to news reporting from Jinan, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Ag/AgCl necklace-like nano-heterostructures with an average diameter of 55 nm were prepared by a facile in situ oxidation process. As a result of the presence of multiple crystalline Ag nanowires with lots of grain boundaries, uniform Ag/AgCl necklace-like heterostructures can be successfully obtained in the presence of polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP)."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Shandong University, "Ag and AgCl are evenly distributed in the necklace-like structures, which were divided into a number of tiny units that consisted of Ag and AgCl and enabled easy electron transfer. In contrast, a loose Ag/AgCl structure with large particles was prepared without the addition of PVP. A formation mechanism of the Ag/AgCl nano-heterostructures was proposed. Furthermore, the molar ratio of Ag and AgCl plays an important role in the photocatalytic activity of the nano-heterostructures, which can be tuned simply."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The results of photocatalytic investigations demonstrate that the Ag/AgCl heterostructures with an 85% AgCl component have an excellent activity for the decomposition of organic pollutants and water splitting to produce oxygen."

For more information on this research see: Uniform Ag/AgCl Necklace-Like Nano-Heterostructures: Fabrication and Highly Efficient Plasmonic Photocatalysis. Chemcatchem, 2014;6(2):611-617. Chemcatchem can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Boschstrasse 12, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Chemcatchem - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1867-3899)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting C.C. Jia, Shandong University, State Key Lab Crystal Mat, Jinan 250100, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include P. Yang and B.B. Huang (see also Photocatalytics).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Jinan, Photocatalyst, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China

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