Selective Growth of Metallic Ag Nanocrystals on Ag3PO4 Submicro-Cubes for Photocatalytic Applications

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  • Prof. Yingpu Bi,

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    1. State Key Laboratory for Oxo Synthesis & Selective Oxidation and National Engineering Research Center for Fine Petrochemical Intermediates, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, Lanzhou 730000 (P.R.China)
    • Yingpu Bi, State Key Laboratory for Oxo Synthesis & Selective Oxidation and National Engineering Research Center for Fine Petrochemical Intermediates, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, Lanzhou 730000 (P.R.China)===

      Gongxuan Lu, State Key Laboratory for Oxo Synthesis & Selective Oxidation and National Engineering Research Center for Fine Petrochemical Intermediates, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, Lanzhou 730000 (P.R.China)===

      Jinhua Ye, International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) and Research Unit for Environmental Remediation Materials, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, 305-0047 (Japan) and TU-NIMS Joint Research Center, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, 92 Weijin Road, Nankai District, Tianjin (P.R. China)===

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  • Hongyan Hu,

    1. State Key Laboratory for Oxo Synthesis & Selective Oxidation and National Engineering Research Center for Fine Petrochemical Intermediates, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, Lanzhou 730000 (P.R.China)
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  • Dr. Shuxin Ouyang,

    1. International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) and Research Unit for Environmental Remediation Materials, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, 305-0047 (Japan) and TU-NIMS Joint Research Center, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, 92 Weijin Road, Nankai District, Tianjin (P.R. China)
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  • Dr. Zhengbo Jiao,

    1. State Key Laboratory for Oxo Synthesis & Selective Oxidation and National Engineering Research Center for Fine Petrochemical Intermediates, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, Lanzhou 730000 (P.R.China)
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  • Prof. Gongxuan Lu,

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    1. State Key Laboratory for Oxo Synthesis & Selective Oxidation and National Engineering Research Center for Fine Petrochemical Intermediates, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, Lanzhou 730000 (P.R.China)
    • Yingpu Bi, State Key Laboratory for Oxo Synthesis & Selective Oxidation and National Engineering Research Center for Fine Petrochemical Intermediates, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, Lanzhou 730000 (P.R.China)===

      Gongxuan Lu, State Key Laboratory for Oxo Synthesis & Selective Oxidation and National Engineering Research Center for Fine Petrochemical Intermediates, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, Lanzhou 730000 (P.R.China)===

      Jinhua Ye, International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) and Research Unit for Environmental Remediation Materials, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, 305-0047 (Japan) and TU-NIMS Joint Research Center, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, 92 Weijin Road, Nankai District, Tianjin (P.R. China)===

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  • Prof. Jinhua Ye

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    1. International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) and Research Unit for Environmental Remediation Materials, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, 305-0047 (Japan) and TU-NIMS Joint Research Center, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, 92 Weijin Road, Nankai District, Tianjin (P.R. China)
    • Yingpu Bi, State Key Laboratory for Oxo Synthesis & Selective Oxidation and National Engineering Research Center for Fine Petrochemical Intermediates, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, Lanzhou 730000 (P.R.China)===

      Gongxuan Lu, State Key Laboratory for Oxo Synthesis & Selective Oxidation and National Engineering Research Center for Fine Petrochemical Intermediates, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, Lanzhou 730000 (P.R.China)===

      Jinhua Ye, International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) and Research Unit for Environmental Remediation Materials, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, 305-0047 (Japan) and TU-NIMS Joint Research Center, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, 92 Weijin Road, Nankai District, Tianjin (P.R. China)===

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Abstract

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Thinking outside the box: The position- and number-selective growth of Ag nanocrystals on Ag3PO4 submicro-cubes by an in situ reduction technique is demonstrated (see figure). These new Ag/Ag3PO4 heterocubes exhibit higher photocatalytic activities than pure Ag3PO4 cubes for the degradation of organic dyes under visible-light irradiation.

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