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      CeO$_2$ nanomaterials; photocatalysis; hydrophobicity; self-assembled membrane.

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      CeO$_2$ nanomaterialswere synthesized by a simple hydrothermal method, and their photocatalytic and hydrophobic propertieswere systematically investigated. CeO$_2$ nanomaterials displayed excellent photocatalytic properties, and under UV light irradiation, 98.5% Rhodamine B was degenerated by CeO$_2$ nanomaterials grown on Ni foam. After chemical modificationwith 1H, 1H, 2H, 2H-perfluorodecyl-triethoxysilane (PFDTES), CeO$_2$ nanomaterials showed good hydrophobic properties and water contact angles were in the range of 124−135$^{\circ}$. The hydrophobic property of the CeO$_2$ nanomaterials contributed to the self-assembled membrane also with hydrophobic properties on the surface of the treated CeO$_2$ nanomaterialswith PFDTES. Therefore, the study not only presents a facile method to fabricate CeO$_2$ nanomaterials, but also demonstrates the promising applications of CeO$_2$ in the treatment of waste water and self-cleaning of building materials.

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      JINCHENG FAN1 MOUKAILA FATIYA KHADIDJA1 YUCHUAN JIANG1 SONG YANG LI1 JIANXIN LAI1 JIANGHONG WU1 BIN TAN1 MINGYU WANG1 ZISHENG CHAO1

      1. College of Materials Science and Engineering, Changsha University of Science and Technology, Changsha 410114, People’s Republic of China
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