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dc.contributor.authorLiu, Xiaolu
dc.contributor.authorChen, Jiangyao
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Porun
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Haimin
dc.contributor.authorLi, Guiying
dc.contributor.authorAn, Taicheng
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Huijun
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-29T12:01:00Z
dc.date.available2017-11-29T12:01:00Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0926-860X
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.apcata.2015.10.005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/141564
dc.description.abstractCopper oxide composites with tunable composition and morphology were hydrothermally synthesized and used as highly efficient photocatalysts towards the degradation of dye pollutants under visible light irradiation. Effects of key synthesis reaction parameters, i.e., soft template (P123), pH of precursor solution, hydrothermal reaction temperature, the durations on the resultant copper oxide structures have been systematically investigated and a tentative mechanism was proposed for the formation of the copper oxide composites with different synthesis reaction parameters. Furthermore, the photocatalytic activities of resultant copper oxide materials towards the degradation of dye (methyl orange) demonstrated strong dependence on the compositional and morphological properties of the photocatalysts. CuO/Cu2O hollow microsphere composites exhibited the highest visible light photocatalytic activity that can be attributed to their unique hollow structure and CuO/Cu2O heterostructure. The demonstrated controlled growth of metal oxide composite hollow structure provides enlightenments in fabrication of highly efficient heterostructured photocatalysts for environmental remediation.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom34
dc.relation.ispartofpageto41
dc.relation.ispartofjournalApplied Catalysis A: General
dc.relation.ispartofvolume521
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhysical Chemistry not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhysical Chemistry (incl. Structural)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchChemical Engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode030699
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0306
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0904
dc.titleControlled growth of CuO/Cu2O hollow microsphere composites as efficient visible-light-active photocatalysts
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorZhao, Huijun
gro.griffith.authorLiu, Porun
gro.griffith.authorZhang, Haimin
gro.griffith.authorLiu, Xiaolu


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