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Fabrication of [email protected]@Ag3PO4 Ternary Heterojunction: Superhydrophilic Properties, Antireflection and Photocatalytic Properties

by Huan Huan 1,†, Huge Jile 2,†, Yijun Tang 3, Xin Li 1, Zao Yi 1,*, Xiang Gao 1,*, Xifang Chen 1, Jian Chen 1 and Pinghui Wu 4,*
Joint Laboratory for Extreme Conditions Matter Properties, Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang 621010, China
School of Science, Huzhou University, Huzhou 313000, China
College of Science, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310023, China
Research Center for Photonic Technology, Fujian Key Laboratory for Advanced Micro-nano Photonics Technology and Devices & Key Laboratory of Information Functional Material for Fujian Higher Education, Quanzhou Normal University, Quanzhou 362000, China
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These authors contribute equally to this article.
Micromachines 2020, 11(3), 309;
Received: 3 February 2020 / Revised: 10 March 2020 / Accepted: 12 March 2020 / Published: 15 March 2020
A ZnO seed layer was formed on the fluorine-doped tin oxide substrate by magnetron sputtering, and then a ZnO nanorod was grown on the ZnO seed layer by a hydrothermal method. Next, we prepared a single-crystal Ag seed layer by magnetron sputtering to form a [email protected] composite heterostructure. Finally, Ag3PO4 crystals were grown on the Ag seed layer by a stepwise deposition method to obtain a [email protected]@Ag3PO4 ternary heterojunction. The composite heterostructure of the material has super strong hydrophilicity and can be combined with water-soluble pollutants very well. Besides, it has excellent anti-reflection performance, which can absorb light from all angles. When Ag exists in the heterojunction, it can effectively improve the separation of photo-generated electrons and holes, and improve the photoelectric conversion performance. Based on the above characteristics, this nano-heterostructure can be used in the fields of solar cells, sensors, light-emitting devices, and photocatalysis. View Full-Text
Keywords: [email protected]@Ag3PO4; nanorods; heterojunction; photogenerated electron; photocatalytic [email protected]@Ag3PO4; nanorods; heterojunction; photogenerated electron; photocatalytic
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Huan, H.; Jile, H.; Tang, Y.; Li, X.; Yi, Z.; Gao, X.; Chen, X.; Chen, J.; Wu, P. Fabrication of [email protected]@Ag3PO4 Ternary Heterojunction: Superhydrophilic Properties, Antireflection and Photocatalytic Properties. Micromachines 2020, 11, 309.

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