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Direct Growth of Fe2V4O13 Nanoribbons on a Stainless-Steel Mesh for Visible-Light Photoreduction of CO2 into Renewable Hydrocarbon Fuel and Degradation of Gaseous Isopropyl Alcohol

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  • Dr. Ping Li,

    1. National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Eco-materials and Renewable Energy Research Center, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 25 83686632
    2. School of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 25 83686632
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  • Prof. Yong Zhou,

    Corresponding author
    1. National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Eco-materials and Renewable Energy Research Center, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 25 83686632
    2. School of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 25 83686632
    3. Kunshan Innovation Institute of Nanjing University, Kunshan 215347 (P. R. China)
    • National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Eco-materials and Renewable Energy Research Center, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 25 83686632
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  • Dr. Wenguang Tu,

    1. National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Eco-materials and Renewable Energy Research Center, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 25 83686632
    2. School of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 25 83686632
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  • Dr. Qi Liu,

    1. National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Eco-materials and Renewable Energy Research Center, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 25 83686632
    2. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (P. R. China)
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  • Prof. Shicheng Yan,

    1. National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Eco-materials and Renewable Energy Research Center, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 25 83686632
    2. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (P. R. China)
    3. Kunshan Innovation Institute of Nanjing University, Kunshan 215347 (P. R. China)
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  • Prof. Zhigang Zou

    Corresponding author
    1. National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Eco-materials and Renewable Energy Research Center, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 25 83686632
    2. School of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 25 83686632
    3. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (P. R. China)
    4. Kunshan Innovation Institute of Nanjing University, Kunshan 215347 (P. R. China)
    • National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Eco-materials and Renewable Energy Research Center, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 25 83686632
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Abstract

One-dimensional Fe2V4O13 nanoribbons 10–20 μm long and 20–30 nm thick growing directly on a stainless-steel mesh (SSM) have been successfully obtained by a simple and facile hydrothermal reaction without any templates or surfactants. The SSM served as not only the Fe source but also the substrate for the deposition of vanadium and oxide elements. The Fe2V4O13 nanoribbon as an easily reused photocatalyst shows great potential for the efficient photoreduction of CO2 into renewable hydrocarbon fuel (CH4) and for the removal of organics from air under visible-light illumination.

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