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Photocatalytic Performance of Ag Nanoparticles Modified ZnO Microplates Prepared by One-Step Method

Author(s): Y.Q. Liang, Z.H. Gao, Z.D. Cui, S.L. Zhu, Z.Y. Li, X.J. Yang.

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Abstract:

Flower-shaped Ag-ZnO microplates were directly synthesized from an aqueous solution of zinc nitrate and silver nitrate in the presence of CTAB at 120°C. The as-synthesized products were investigated in terms of their morphological, structural, photocatalytic properties. Methylene blue (MB) and gaseous iso-propanol (IPA) are employed to evaluate the photocatalytic activity of the Ag-doped ZnO microplates. The photocurrent response experiments are also carried out. The as-formed composite shows higher efficiency of photocatalytic degradation on MB and IPA. Moreover, it also exhibits obvious photocurrent under light irradiation.

Keywords: Ag nanoparticles, photocatalytic degradation, photocurrent, ZnO microplates.

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VOLUME: 10
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2014
Page: [389 - 393]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/15734137113096660127
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