Ultrathin {001}-oriented bismuth tungsten oxide nanosheets as highly efficient photocatalysts

Songmei Sun, Wenzhong Wang, Ling Zhang, Erping Gao, Dong Jiang, Yongfu Sun, Yi Xie

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Orient express: Ultrathin nanosheets of bismuth tungsten oxide (Bi 2WO6) with {001}-orientation are prepared by a pH-controlled synthesis. The sheets have aspect ratios as large as 30:1, and offer superior adsorption and hole oxidation properties as well as prolonged charge-carrier lifetimes.The ultrathin structures show enhanced photocatalytic activity towards organic contaminant degradation and water oxidation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1873-1877
Number of pages5
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • General Energy


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