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Hydrothermal processing for obtaining of BiVO4 nanoparticles

Zhang, Aiping and Zhang, Jinzhi (2009) Hydrothermal processing for obtaining of BiVO4 nanoparticles. Materials Letters, 63 (22). 1939 - 1942.

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Nano-sized monoclinic BiVO4 particles were effectively obtained by hydrothermal processing and characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), ultraviolet–visible absorption spectroscopy, micro-Raman scattering spectroscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The XRD patterns revealed that the hydrothermal conditions (180 °C over a wide range of processing time) are favorable for the formation of monophasic monoclinic BiVO4 nanoparticles. The TEM results represented that samples as-prepared in this route had a decrease of grain size with the processing time increased from 10 to 20 h. It also indicated that a relationship between its local structures and the hydrothermal time exists based upon the spectral characterization.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nanomaterials; Solar energy materials; Characterization methods
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
ID Code:6570
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:10 Feb 2010 17:28
Last Modified:10 Feb 2010 17:28

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