Applied Physics A

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PVP-assisted hydrothermal synthesis and photocatalytic activity of single-crystalline BiFeO3 nanorods

  • Xiaoyi LiEmail author
  • Zhixian Tang
  • Haidong Ma
  • Fan Wu
  • Ronghua Jian


One-dimensional, single-crystalline bismuth ferrite (BiFeO3) nanorods were successfully prepared by polyvinylpyrrolidone-assisted hydrothermal process. The crystal structure and morphology of the as-prepared BiFeO3 sample were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscope and transmission electron microscopy. The XRD analysis reveals that single-phase BiFeO3 sample was obtained. Morphology observation shows that the as-formed BiFeO3 nanoparticles are the shape of nanorods. The band gap of the as-prepared BiFeO3 nanorods was identified by ultraviolet–visible diffuse reflectance spectrum. Meanwhile, the photocatalytic properties of the as-prepared BiFeO3 nanorods were evaluated by degrading Rhodamine B. The result revealed that the as-prepared BiFeO3 nanorods exhibit photocatalytic activity under visible light irradiation (λ ≥ 400 nm).



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 11847315), Educational Commission of Zhejiang Province of China (Grant No. Y201737491) and Huzhou University’Scientific Research Project (Grant No. 2017XJXM45).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of ScienceHuzhou UniversityHuzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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