Facile one-pot synthesis of flower-like AgCl microstructures and enhancing of visible light photocatalysis
OPEN Nanoscale research letters | 25 Oct 2013
M Li, H Yu, R Huang, F Bai, M Trevor, D Song, B Jiang and Y Li
Flower-like AgCl microstructures with enhanced visible light-driven photocatalysis are synthesized by a facile one-pot hydrothermal process for the first time. The evolution process of AgCl from dendritic structures to flower-like octagonal microstructures is investigated quantitatively. Furthermore, the flower-like AgCl microstructures exhibit enhanced ability of visible light-assisted photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange. The enhanced photocatalytic activity of the flower-like AgCl microstructure is attributed to its three-dimensional hierarchical structure exposing with  facets. This work provides a fresh view into the insight of electrochemical process and the application area of visible light photocatalysts.
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