• Study on the synthesis and photocatalysis of Ag$_3$PO$_4$ polyhedral microcrystals

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      Photocatalysis; Ag$_3$PO$_4$; hydrothermal method; methylene blue.

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      The silver phosphate (Ag$_3$PO$_4$) sample was synthesized using Na$_3$PO$_4$, AgNO$_3$ and PEG-10000 as raw materials by the hydrothermal method. Its different morphologies were obtained by changing temperature and surfactant. And its structures and morphology were characterized by X-ray diffraction and field emission scanning electronmicroscopy. The result of the study indicated that after the heat treatment at 150$^{\circ}$C, the as-obtained Ag$_3$PO$_4$ polyhedral microcrystal’s diameter was about 4 $\mu$m. Meanwhile, it showed that using Ag$_3$PO$_4$ polyhedral microcrystals as photocatalysts, the photocatalytic degradation rate of methylene blue in aqueous solution was close to 98.5% after 25 min ofsunlight.

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      1. School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Suzhou University, Suzhou 234000, People’s Republic of China
      2. Key Laboratory of Spin Electron and Nanomaterials of Anhui Higher Education Institute, Suzhou 234000, People’s Republic of China
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