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Cooperative self-construction and enhanced optical absorption of nanoplates-assembled hierarchical Bi2WO6 flowers
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Shengwei Liu، نويسنده , , Jiaguo Yu، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2008
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Bi2WO6 hierarchical multilayered flower-like assemblies are fabricated on a large scale by a simple hydrothermal method in the presence of polymeric poly(sodium 4-styrenesulfonate). Such 3D Bi2WO6 assemblies are constructed from orderly arranged 2D layers, which are further composed of a large number of interconnected nanoplates with a mean side length of ca. 50 nm. The bimodal mesopores associated with such hierarchical assembly exhibit peak mesopore size of ca. 4 nm for the voids within a layer, and peak mesopore size of ca. 40 nm corresponding to the interspaces between stacked layers, respectively. The formation process is discussed on the basis of the results of time-dependent experiments, which support a novel ‘coupled cooperative assembly and localized ripening’ formation mechanism. More interestingly, we have noticed that the collective effect related to such hierarchical assembly induces a significantly enhanced optical absorbance in the UV–visible region. This work may shed some light on the design of complex architectures and exploitation of their potential applications.
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Enhanced optical absorbance , Flower-like , Cooperative assembly , Bi2WO6 , Ripening , Hierarchical assemblies
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