Origin of Tunable Photocatalytic Selectivity of Well-Defined α-Fe2 O3 Nanocrystals.

TitleOrigin of Tunable Photocatalytic Selectivity of Well-Defined α-Fe2 O3 Nanocrystals.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsZhou X, Xu Q, Lei W, Zhang T, Qi X, Liu G, Deng K, Yu J
JournalSmall (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany)
Date Published2013 Sep 23
Abstract

Visible-light induced degradation of an aqueous mixture containing MO and RhB on well-defined α-Fe2 O3 nanocrystals shows that MO degradation is more favorable and such selectivity on the {012} facet is greater than that on {001}. The origin of selectivity is rationalized as the inherent surface structural difference and preferential molecular adsorption.

DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0077156
Alternate JournalSmall