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Facet-Mediated Photodegradation of Organic Dye over Hematite Architectures by Visible Light


  • We thank Prof. Wayne Goodman from Texas A&M University for his valuable opinion on this manuscript. This work was supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (2007CB936802, 2010CB933600), the National Science Foundation of China (20933008, 20973044), MOST (2009AA03Z328, 2009DPA41220), and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (KJCX-2-YW-M11, KJCX-2-YW-H21).


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Photodegradation of rhodamine B in the presence of H2O2 by visible light over α-Fe2O3 architectures has been investigated (see picture; left to right: 1D nanorods, 2D nanoplates, 3D nanocubes). A link between the exposed facets of α-Fe2O3 architectures and their photoreactivity is established, following {110}>{012}≫{001}.