Facile synthesis of meso-porous ZnO nano-triangular prisms with enhanced photocatalytic activity

K. Vignesh, Sora Kang, Byeong Sub Kwak, Misook Kang

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Abstract

We report a simple route for the synthesis of ZnO nano-triangular prisms (ZnO-nt) with excellent photocatalytic activity. The activity of ZnO-nt was superior for the degradation of rhodamine-B (Rh-B) dye, when compared to ZnO-nanorods (ZnO-nr) and ZnO nano-particles (ZnO-np). The enhancement in photocatalytic activity of ZnO-nt is attributed to its special morphology, good surface area, high number of oxygen vacancies and suppression of electron-hole recombination. The results testify that ZnO-nt could act as a promising photocatalyst for the remediation of dye contaminated water under solar light irradiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30120-30124
Number of pages5
JournalRSC Advances
Volume5
Issue number38
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Facile synthesis of meso-porous ZnO nano-triangular prisms with enhanced photocatalytic activity. / Vignesh, K.; Kang, Sora; Kwak, Byeong Sub; Kang, Misook.

In: RSC Advances, Vol. 5, No. 38, 2015, p. 30120-30124.

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Vignesh, K. ; Kang, Sora ; Kwak, Byeong Sub ; Kang, Misook. / Facile synthesis of meso-porous ZnO nano-triangular prisms with enhanced photocatalytic activity. In: RSC Advances. 2015 ; Vol. 5, No. 38. pp. 30120-30124.
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