1 Introduction</h5> Semiconductor photocatalysis has been considered to be a “green” technology for completely eliminating most of the environmental contaminants [1–4] . Among various semiconductor materials, TiO 2 has been extensively used to decompose organic compounds [5,6] . Unfortunately, due to its wide band gap (3.2 eV for anatase), TiO 2 cannot use visible light to generate the electron–hole pairs, thus restricting its utilization of solar energy. Therefore, the exploitation of visible light-driven photocatalysts has become an important topic of photocatalytic researches [7,8] .</P>Noble metal nanoparticles (NPs), such as Au, Ag, Pt, and Cu, exhibit strong UV–Vis absorption because of their surface plasmon resonance (SPR) [9,10] . As a result, plasmonic NPs can serve as an alternative type of sensitizers to enhance the visible light absorption of photocatalysts without the trouble of degradation like organic sensitizers [11,12] . Since the pioneering works of Huang et al.  , plasmonic photocatalysts based on silver halide (AgX) have drawn extensive interests of researchers owing to their superior photocatalytic performance in degradation of organic dyes  , inactivation of bacteria [7,14] , and reduction of CO 2  , etc. Recently, many researches proved that the Ag/AgX composites with other semiconductors
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science – Elsevier
Published: Sep 1, 2013
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