Fabrication of Needle Nano-ZnO in the Pores of Expanded Graphite
A composite photocatalyst of needle nano-ZnO grafted in the pores of expanded graphite (EG) was prepared by a process of hydrolysis method directly, in which the expanded graphite was prepared by microwave irradiation. Scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) and Fourier transformation infrared spectroscope (FT-IR) were used to characterize the structure and the chemical structure of the photo-catalyst. The results indicate that expanded graphite had a unique net-like pores structure and needle nano-ZnO was loaded on EG to form EG/ZnO composite photo-catalyst.
Y. C. Zhang et al., "Fabrication of Needle Nano-ZnO in the Pores of Expanded Graphite", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 266, pp. 51-54, 2011