Facile hydrothermal synthesis of flower-like hematite microstructure with high photocatalytic properties

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Abstract

A flower-like hematite microstructure has been successfully prepared by a facile hydrothermal synthesis method without using any organic solvents or templates. It is revealed that the flower-like hematite microstructure consists of well-crystallized nanorods with the average diameter of about 100±15 nm and average length of about 900±100 nm growing from the centers. A possible growth mechanism of the flower-like α-Fe2O3 microstructure is proposed and discussed. The photocatalytic properties of the synthesized flower-like hematite nanostructure are evaluated using the degradation of rhodamine B in aqueous solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-64
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Advanced Ceramics
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • hematite
  • hydrothermal synthesis
  • nanostructure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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