American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Facile Synthesis of AgCl Hollow Nanospheres for Enhanced Photocatalytic Properties

Jing Chen, Yuling Zhao, Xinhui Liu, Fang Li and Haisheng Qian

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.285.290

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 8, Issue 3

Pages 285-290

Abstract

AgCl hollow nanospheres have been synthesized successfully via a hard-template approach using silica nanospheres as hard template for the first time. The phase, size and morphology of the as-prepared AgCl were investigated by X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Field-Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM); which reveals that the cubic AgCl hollow nanospheres with a cell constant a = 5.549 Å are 220 nm in diameter and 10 nm of shell-thickness. The as-prepared AgCl hollow nanospheres demonstrate enhanced photodegradation of Rhodamine (RhB) under visible light irradiation than AgCl microparticles. The AgCl hollow nanospheres are of great importance to wide application in catalysis, drug delivery and nanobiotechnology.

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© 2015 Jing Chen, Yuling Zhao, Xinhui Liu, Fang Li and Haisheng Qian. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.