Photocatalysis: Selective Deposition of Ag3PO4 on Monoclinic BiVO4(040) for Highly Efficient Photocatalysis (Small 23/2013)

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  • Changjiang Li,

    1. Key Laboratory for Green Chemical Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin Co-Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China, Fax: (+86) 022 87401818
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  • Peng Zhang,

    1. Key Laboratory for Green Chemical Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin Co-Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China, Fax: (+86) 022 87401818
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  • Rui Lv,

    1. Key Laboratory for Green Chemical Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin Co-Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China, Fax: (+86) 022 87401818
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  • Jianwei Lu,

    1. Key Laboratory for Green Chemical Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin Co-Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China, Fax: (+86) 022 87401818
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  • Tuo Wang,

    1. Key Laboratory for Green Chemical Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin Co-Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China, Fax: (+86) 022 87401818
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  • Shengping Wang,

    1. Key Laboratory for Green Chemical Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin Co-Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China, Fax: (+86) 022 87401818
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  • Haifeng Wang,

    1. Labs for Advanced Materials, Research Institute of Industrial Catalysis, East China University of Science and Technology, 130 Meilong Road, Shanghai 200237, China
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  • Jinlong Gong

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Laboratory for Green Chemical Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin Co-Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China, Fax: (+86) 022 87401818
    • Key Laboratory for Green Chemical Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin Co-Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China, Fax: (+86) 022 87401818.

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Abstract

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Visible-light photocatalysis that can directly harvest energy from incoming solar energy offers a desirable way to solve energy and environment issues. On page 3951, J. L. Gong and co-workers report the preparation of an efficient homotype Ag3PO4/BiVO4 heterojunction photocatalyst via rational structure design. The Ag3PO4 nanoparticles are preferentially deposited on the highlyactive BiVO4 (040) facets via a surfactantmediated mechanism. The Ag3PO4/BiVO4 photocatalyst shows high charge separation efficiency as well as an enhanced visiblelight response and thus possesses excellent visible light photocatalytic activity. The capability of synthesizing a highly visible light active and stable heterojunction photocatalyst is useful for other solar conversion applications, such as PEC water splitting, dye-sensitized solar cells and photovoltaic devices.

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