Lizhai Pei*, Chunhu Yu, Zeyang Xue and Yong Zhang Pages 142 - 153 ( 12 )
Background: Bismuth-containing nanoscale materials exhibit great application potential in catalysts, optical devices, electron devices, photo-electric devices and sensors owing to their good catalytic, optical, electric, photoelectric and sensing performance. Special research interest has been devoted to ternary bismuthate nanoscale materials due to their special layered structure, large specific surface area, excellent optical, catalytic, electrical and electrochemical performance. Therefore, it is essential to synthesize novel ternary bismuthate nanoscale materials for practical application.
Methods: The article reviews the recent progress and patents on the ternary bismuthate nanoscale materials. The recent progress and patents on the synthesis and application of the ternary bismuthate nanoscale materials are discussed. The possible development direction of the ternary bismuthate nanoscale materials for the synthesis and application is also analyzed.
Results: The ternary bismuthate nanoscale materials including zinc bismuthate, copper bismuthate, barium bismuthate, silver bismuthate, sodium bismuthate, lanthanum bismuthate nanoscale materials can be synthesized by hydrothermal route, sol-gel route, solvothermal decomposition route and ionexchange method. The ternary bismuthate nanoscale materials exhibit great application promising in the fields of photocatalysts, sensors and batteries.
Conclusion: Large-scale synthesis of ternary bismuthate nanoscale materials at low cost, doping and combination using different nanoscale materials are important research directions for future research.
Ternary bismuthate nanoscale materials, synthesis, application, nanotechnology, photocatalysts, electrodes.
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Anhui University of Technology, Ma’anshan, Anhui 243002, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Anhui University of Technology, Ma’anshan, Anhui 243002, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Anhui University of Technology, Ma’anshan, Anhui 243002, The Key Laboratory for Power Metallurgy Technology and Advanced Materials of Xiamen, Xiamen University of Technology, Xiamen, Fujian 361024