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, Volume 61, Issue 1, pp 101–111 | Cite as

Atypical BiOCl/Bi2S3 hetero-structures exhibiting remarkable photo-catalyst response

  • Muhammad Tanveer
  • Yu Wu (吴宇)
  • Muhammad Abdul Qadeer
  • Chuanbao Cao (曹传宝)


We demonstrate the fabrication of BiOCl/Bi2S3 which is well defined at a large scale. The BiOCl/Bi2S3 hetero-structures exhibit an enhanced photo-catalytic degradation of methyl orange (MO) compared to BiOCl and Bi2S3, attributed to the interface between Bi2S3 and BiOCl, which effectively separate the photo-induced electron-hole pairs and suppress their recombination.


bismuth sulfide hetero-structures photo-catalyst response 



本文首次合成了具有独特形貌的异质结构BiOCl/Bi2S3. 相对于单一的BiOCl和Bi2S3, BiOCl/Bi2S3异质结构能有效地分离光生电子-空穴对以及抑制它们的再结合, 从而表现出更好的光催化降解甲基橙性能.



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21371023), and the National Key Basic Research Program of China (2015CB251100).

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Atypical BiOCl/Bi2S3 hetero-structures exhibiting remarkable photo-catalyst response


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Muhammad Tanveer
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Yu Wu (吴宇)
    • 1
  • Muhammad Abdul Qadeer
    • 4
  • Chuanbao Cao (曹传宝)
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Centre of Materials Science, Beijing Key Laboratory of Construction Tailorable Advanced Functional Materials and Green ApplicationsBeijing Institute of TechnologyBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of Physics, School of Physical SciencesUniversity of the PunjabLahorePakistan
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Lahore (UOL) (Gujrat Campus)GujratPakistan
  4. 4.Key Laboratory for Green Chemical Technology of the Ministry of Education, School of Chemical Engineering and TechnologyTianjin UniversityTianjinChina

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