Needle-Leaf-Like Cu2Mo6S8 Films for Highly Efficient Visible-Light Photocatalysis

Xiaodan Hong, Qun Liu, James Iocozzi, Cheng Gong, Lingqing Kong, Xiangyang Liu, Meidan Ye, Zhiqun Lin

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Ternary sulfide Cu2Mo6S8 films with needle-leaf-like structures are grown on copper plates via a facile two-step route. The needle-leaf-like Cu2Mo6S8 structures are directly converted from pregrown Cu(OH)2 nanowires on copper plates via a hydrothermal process. Interestingly, under visible light the hierarchically structured Cu2Mo6S8 films exhibit significantly improved photocatalytic performance in the degradation of methylene blue dye when compared to Cu(OH)2 nanowires. This result is attributed to the larger surface area from the dendritic Cu2Mo6S8 structures and the inherently faster charge transport rate of Cu2Mo6S8 as compared to Cu(OH)2.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1700302
JournalParticle and Particle Systems Characterization
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2018

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  • copper molybdenum sulfide
  • needle-leaf-like structures
  • ternary sulfide
  • visible-light photocatalysis


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