Top-down fabrication of hematite mesocrystals with tunable morphologies

Jinguang Cai, Suyue Chen, Jun Hu, Zhi Wang, Yurong Ma, Limin Qi

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Novel hematite mesocrystals including hierarchical microcones and microdiscs were synthesized by selective HCl etching of hematite pseudocubes. These porous mesocrystals adopting a single-crystal-like structure consist of radially aligned α-Fe2O3 nanorods, which elucidates the intrinsic mesocrystalline structure of the initial hematite pseudocubes. The hematite mesocrystals exhibited enhanced visible-light photocatalytic activity and high Cr(vi) removal capacity. This result provides an effective top-down approach towards mesocrystals with tunable morphologies and architectures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6284-6288
Number of pages5
Issue number32
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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