Facile Synthesis of AgCl Hollow Nanospheres for Enhanced Photocatalytic Properties
- 1 Zhejiang Normal University, China
- 2 Hefei University of Technology, China
Copyright: © 2020 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.
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.
- 653 Views
- 1,664 Downloads
- 0 Citations
- Inorganic Compound
- Epitaxial Growth
- Crystal Growth