Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 44, Issue 12, pp 3082–3087 | Cite as

One-step template-free synthesis of ZnWO4 hollow clusters

  • Wei Zhao
  • Xinyu Song
  • Guozhu Chen
  • Sixiu SunEmail author


ZnWO4 hollow clusters made up of nanorods were successfully prepared through a tripotassium citrate assisted hydrothermal process at 180 °C. The hollow clusters’ diameter was about 400 nm, and these clusters were made up of nanorods with a diameter of about 10 nm and a length of about 50 nm. X-ray power diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) were used to characterize the structure and morphology of the synthesized products. Based on experiments, the growth of these hollow clusters followed an aggregation-Ostwald ripening process. The photocatalytic activities for aqueous Rhodamine B of samples were investigated, and it was seen that ZnWO4 hollow clusters exhibited a strong photocatalytic activity.


Photocatalytic Activity Hydrothermal Process Hollow Structure Hollow Interior TiO2 Hollow Sphere 
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We gratefully acknowledge the financial aid from National Nature Science Fund of China and the 973 project of China (grant no. 2005CB623601).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringShandong UniversityJinanPeople’s Republic of China

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