Lansun Zheng

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Anatase TiO(2) nanosheets with highly reactive (001) facets exposed have been successfully synthesized by a facile hydrothermal route, taking advantage of a specific stabilization effect of fluorine ion on (001) facets. The percentage of highly reactive (001) facets in such TiO(2) nanosheets is very high (up to 89%). In addition, the as-prepared TiO(2)(More)
Nanowires (NWs) and nanobelts (NBs) are considered as ideal building blocks for constructing nanosized devices due to high surface to volume ratio and their special physical and chemical properties resulting from the reduced sizes. Until now, many semiconductor NWs/NBs have been successfully applied in nanodevices, including nanolasers,1 nanogenerators,2(More)
Because many physical and chemical processes occur at surfaces, surface atomic structure is a critical factor affecting the properties of materials. Due to the presence of high-density atomic steps and edges and abundant unsaturated coordination sites, micro- and nanocrystallites with high-energy surfaces usually exhibit greater reactivity than those with(More)
Porous metal oxides nanomaterials with controlled morphology have received great attention because of their promising applications in catalysis, energy storage and conversion, gas sensing, etc. In this paper, porous Co3O4 concave nanocubes with extremely high specific surface area (120.9 m(2)·g(-1)) were synthesized simply by calcining Co-based(More)
Controlled syntheses of multicomponent metal nanocrystals (NCs) and high-index surfaces have attracted increasing attention due to the specific physical and chemical properties of such NCs. Taking advantage of copper underpotential deposition as a bridge, hexoctahedral Au-Pd alloy NCs with {hkl} facets exposed were successfully synthesized, while phase(More)
Recently, it has been proven that directional flow of photogenerated charge carriers occurs on specific facets of TiO(2) nanocrystals. Herein, we demonstrate that the photocatalytic activity of anatase TiO(2) nanocrystals in both photoreduction and photooxidation processes can be enhanced by selectively depositing Pt nanoparticles on the {101} facets,(More)
Three-dimensional, hollow, anatase TiO(2) boxes, each was enclosed by six single-crystalline TiO(2) plates exposed with highly reactive {001} facets, were facilely obtained by calcining a cubic TiOF(2) solid precursor at 500-600 °C. The formation of such particular nanostructures is attributed to the hard self-template restriction and the adsorption of F(-)(More)
Unusual room-temperature weak ferromagnetism alpha-Fe(2)O(3) was prepared by heating the mixture of commercial alpha-Fe(2)O(3) (as raw material) and tartaric acid at a mild temperature of 250 degrees C. This reaction involves a fast heating and cooling process resulting from the self-catalyzed oxidation of tartaric acid. Careful chemical analyses confirmed(More)