AcknowledgementsThe authors are grateful to the University of Malaya, the Ministry of Higher Education in Malaysia and the Deanship of Scientific Research at King Saud University for supporting this Bikinin collaborative work via the research grants UM.C/HIR/MOHE/ENG/18, UMRG RP006G-13ICT and IRG14-13. Dr. Mahmoud Ardakani and Dr. Ekaterina Weir are gratefully thanked for their expertise, discussion and training in SEM, TEM and AFM analyses. The assistances of Dr. Vladislav Duboviks and Ms. F. Lorestani (University of Malaya) are gratefully acknowledged for performing Raman analysis of samples. Last but not least, the myelin sheath authors would like to thank Dr. Panagiotis Trogadas from UCL for analysing samples using XPS as well as Prof. A.R. Kucernak, Dr. C.T.J. Low, Dr. P.V. Aravind, Dr. Vladimir Yufit and Dr. Biraj Kakati for helpful discussions.
We report the facile synthesis of X-shaped α-FeOOH penetration twins and their conversion to α-Fe2O3 nanocrystals bound by high-index facets for highly efficient photodegradation of RhB under visible-light irradiation.Figure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload as PowerPoint slide