Shape evolution of layer-structured bismuth oxychloride nanostructures via low-temperature chemical vapor transport

Hailin Peng, Candace Chan, Stefan Meister, Xiao Feng Zhang, Yi Cui

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Bismuth oxychloride (BiOCl) is a wide bandgap semiconductor used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, battery cathode, photocatalysis, and photoelectrochemical devices. We report here a facile low-temperature vapor-phase synthesis route for the direct grown of single crystalline BiOCl nanostructures on various substrates. We achieved control of a variety of morphologies including nanobelts, nanowires, nanoflowers, nanoflakes, and platelets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-252
Number of pages6
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 27 2009
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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