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Journal of Nanomaterials - Volume 2015 2015, Article ID 589426, 5 pages -

Research Article

Department of Applied Physics and Materials Research Center, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong

College of Physics and Electronic Engineering, Hainan Normal University, Haikou 571158, China

Key Lab of Ferro- and Piezoelectric Materials and Devices of Hubei Province, Faculty of Physics and Electronic Technology, Hubei University, Wuhan 430062, China

Received 28 January 2015; Accepted 28 February 2015

Academic Editor: Min Liu

Copyright © 2015 Zhenjiang Shen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


YBa2Cu3O7−x YBCO nanoparticles NPs were synthesized via a soft chemical approach and they were found photocatalytically active at room temperature. Using metal acetate as precursors, a well-designed soft chemical procedure was carried out to produce YBCO NPs. The very small particle size and-or large number of defects might have led the NPs to semiconductors with vigorous photocatalytic activities. This work provides a direct and efficient route to obtain multifunction in YBCO based nanomaterials which are based on specific size and surface effects.

Author: Zhenjiang Shen, Yongming Hu, Linfeng Fei, Kun Li, Wanping Chen, Haoshuang Gu, and Yu Wang



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