Advanced Functional Materials

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23_23i/2013Hollow Nanostructures: Efficient Ag@AgCl Cubic Cage Photocatalysts Profit from Ultrafast Plasmon-Induced Electron Transfer Processes (Adv. Funct. Mater. 23/2013)

On page 2932, Tze Chien Sum, Shuzhou Li, Zhili Dong, Zhong Chen, and co-workers report an efficient Ag@AgCl cubic cage photocatalyst with well-defined hollow interior, prepared using a watersoluble sacrificial salt-crystal-template process. The photocatalyst shows excellent photocatalytic degradation performance, which is attributed to the significant light confinement and enhancement around the Ag/AgCl interfacial plasmon hot spots, multilight-reflection inside the cage structure, and the observed ultrafast electron transfer from Ag nanoparticles to AgCl.

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