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Facile Synthesis of AgCl Hollow Nanospheres for Enhanced Photocatalytic Properties

Jing Chen1, Yuling Zhao1, Xinhui Liu1, Fang Li1 and Haisheng Qian2
  • 1 Zhejiang Normal University, China
  • 2 Hefei University of Technology, China
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 8 No. 3, 2015, 285-290

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2015.285.290

Submitted On: 16 April 2015 Published On: 22 May 2015

How to Cite: Chen, J., Zhao, Y., Liu, X., Li, F. & Qian, H. (2015). Facile Synthesis of AgCl Hollow Nanospheres for Enhanced Photocatalytic Properties. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 8(3), 285-290. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2015.285.290

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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Keywords

  • Inorganic Compound
  • Epitaxial Growth
  • Crystal Growth
  • Nanoparticles
  • Photocatalysis