Introduction to Bismuth Oxyhalides

  • Mohammed A. GondalEmail author
  • Chang Xiaofeng
  • Mohamed A. Dastageer
Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 76)


This chapter is the general introduction to bismuth oxyhalides as a functional material, with the particular emphasis for their application as a photocatalyst in many photochemical processes. This introductory chapter touches upon the importance of bismuth oxyhalides, their unique characteristics, and different variants of these materials for various applications.


Functional materials Bismuth oxyhalides Photocatalysis Layered structure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammed A. Gondal
    • 1
    Email author
  • Chang Xiaofeng
    • 2
  • Mohamed A. Dastageer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsKing Fahd University of Petroleum and MineralsDhahranSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of Applied ChemistryNanjing University of Aeronautics and AstronauticsNanjingChina

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