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|Title:||A feasible strategy to balance the crystallinity and specific surface area of metal oxide nanocrystals||Authors:||Xu, Shuyan
Zhang, Q. P.
Xu, X. N.
Liu, Y. T.
Deng, S. H.
|Keywords:||Materials for Energy and Catalysis
|Issue Date:||2017||Source:||Zhang, Q. P., Xu, X. N., Liu, Y. T., Xu, M., Deng, S. H., Chen, Y., et al. (2017). A feasible strategy to balance the crystallinity and specific surface area of metal oxide nanocrystals. Scientific Reports, 7, 46424-.||Series/Report no.:||Scientific Reports||Abstract:||Practical, efficient synthesis of metal oxide nanocrystals with good crystallinity and high specific surface area by a modified polymer-network gel method is demonstrated, taking ZnO nanocrystals as an example. A novel stepwise heat treatment yields significant improvement in crystal quality. Such nanophase materials can effectively degrade common organic dyes under solar radiation and can perform very well in photo-assisted detection of NO2 gas. Other typical metal oxide nanocrystals with good crystallinity and high specific surface area were also synthesized successfully under similar conditions. This work provides a general strategy for the synthesis of metal oxide nanocrystals, balancing the crystallinity and specific surface area.||URI:||https://hdl.handle.net/10356/89606
|ISSN:||2045-2322||DOI:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep46424||Rights:||© 2017 The Author(s). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in the credit line; if the material is not included under the Creative Commons license, users will need to obtain permission from the license holder to reproduce the material. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/||Fulltext Permission:||open||Fulltext Availability:||With Fulltext|
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