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Title: A chemical bath deposition route to facet-controlled Ag{sub 3}PO{sub 4} thin films with improved visible light photocatalytic activity

Abstract

A facile, economic, and reproducible chemical bath deposition (CBD) method is developed for the fabrication of facet-controlled Ag{sub 3}PO{sub 4} thin films with enhanced visible light photocatalytic activity. The fine-control of bath temperature, precursor, complexing agent, substrate, and solution pH is fairly crucial in preparing the facet-selective thin film of Ag{sub 3}PO{sub 4} nanocrystal. The change of precursor from silver nitrate to silver acetate makes possible the tailoring of the crystal shape of Ag{sub 3}PO{sub 4} from cube to rhombic dodecahedron and also the bandgap tuning of the deposited films. The control of [Ag{sup +}]/[phosphate] ratio enables to maximize the loading amount of Ag{sub 3}PO{sub 4} crystals per the unit area of the deposited film. All the fabricated Ag{sub 3}PO{sub 4} thin films show high photocatalytic activity for visible light-induced degradation of organic molecules, which can be optimized by tailoring the crystal shape of the deposited crystals. This CBD method is also useful in preparing the facet-controlled hybrid film of Ag{sub 3}PO{sub 4}–ZnO photocatalyst. The present study clearly demonstrates the usefulness of the present CBD method for fabricating facet-controlled thin films of metal oxosalt and its nanohybrid. - Highlights: • The crystal facet of Ag{sub 3}PO{sub 4} films can bemore » tuned by chemical bath deposition. • The crystal shape of Ag{sub 3}PO{sub 4} is tailorable from cube to rhombic dodecahedron. • Facet-tuned Ag{sub 3}PO{sub 4} film shows enhanced visible light photocatalyst activity.« less

Authors:
; ; ; ;  [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Department of Chemistry and Nanoscience, College of Natural Sciences, Ewha Womans University, Seoul 03760 (Korea, Republic of)
  2. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22584186
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Solid State Chemistry; Journal Volume: 240; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2016 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ACETATES; CHELATING AGENTS; CONTROL; CRYSTALS; DEPOSITION; DEPOSITS; FABRICATION; HYBRIDIZATION; NANOSTRUCTURES; PHOTOCATALYSIS; SILVER; SILVER IONS; SILVER NITRATES; SILVER PHOSPHATES; SUBSTRATES; THIN FILMS; ZINC OXIDES

Citation Formats

Gunjakar, Jayavant L., Jo, Yun Kyung, Kim, In Young, Lee, Jang Mee, Patil, Sharad B., Pyun, Jae-Chul, and Hwang, Seong-Ju, E-mail: hwangsju@ewha.ac.kr. A chemical bath deposition route to facet-controlled Ag{sub 3}PO{sub 4} thin films with improved visible light photocatalytic activity. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1016/J.JSSC.2016.05.028.
Gunjakar, Jayavant L., Jo, Yun Kyung, Kim, In Young, Lee, Jang Mee, Patil, Sharad B., Pyun, Jae-Chul, & Hwang, Seong-Ju, E-mail: hwangsju@ewha.ac.kr. A chemical bath deposition route to facet-controlled Ag{sub 3}PO{sub 4} thin films with improved visible light photocatalytic activity. United States. doi:10.1016/J.JSSC.2016.05.028.
Gunjakar, Jayavant L., Jo, Yun Kyung, Kim, In Young, Lee, Jang Mee, Patil, Sharad B., Pyun, Jae-Chul, and Hwang, Seong-Ju, E-mail: hwangsju@ewha.ac.kr. Mon . "A chemical bath deposition route to facet-controlled Ag{sub 3}PO{sub 4} thin films with improved visible light photocatalytic activity". United States. doi:10.1016/J.JSSC.2016.05.028.
@article{osti_22584186,
title = {A chemical bath deposition route to facet-controlled Ag{sub 3}PO{sub 4} thin films with improved visible light photocatalytic activity},
author = {Gunjakar, Jayavant L. and Jo, Yun Kyung and Kim, In Young and Lee, Jang Mee and Patil, Sharad B. and Pyun, Jae-Chul and Hwang, Seong-Ju, E-mail: hwangsju@ewha.ac.kr},
abstractNote = {A facile, economic, and reproducible chemical bath deposition (CBD) method is developed for the fabrication of facet-controlled Ag{sub 3}PO{sub 4} thin films with enhanced visible light photocatalytic activity. The fine-control of bath temperature, precursor, complexing agent, substrate, and solution pH is fairly crucial in preparing the facet-selective thin film of Ag{sub 3}PO{sub 4} nanocrystal. The change of precursor from silver nitrate to silver acetate makes possible the tailoring of the crystal shape of Ag{sub 3}PO{sub 4} from cube to rhombic dodecahedron and also the bandgap tuning of the deposited films. The control of [Ag{sup +}]/[phosphate] ratio enables to maximize the loading amount of Ag{sub 3}PO{sub 4} crystals per the unit area of the deposited film. All the fabricated Ag{sub 3}PO{sub 4} thin films show high photocatalytic activity for visible light-induced degradation of organic molecules, which can be optimized by tailoring the crystal shape of the deposited crystals. This CBD method is also useful in preparing the facet-controlled hybrid film of Ag{sub 3}PO{sub 4}–ZnO photocatalyst. The present study clearly demonstrates the usefulness of the present CBD method for fabricating facet-controlled thin films of metal oxosalt and its nanohybrid. - Highlights: • The crystal facet of Ag{sub 3}PO{sub 4} films can be tuned by chemical bath deposition. • The crystal shape of Ag{sub 3}PO{sub 4} is tailorable from cube to rhombic dodecahedron. • Facet-tuned Ag{sub 3}PO{sub 4} film shows enhanced visible light photocatalyst activity.},
doi = {10.1016/J.JSSC.2016.05.028},
journal = {Journal of Solid State Chemistry},
number = ,
volume = 240,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Aug 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Mon Aug 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}