Wet-Chemical Synthesis and Enhanced Photocatalytic Performance of ZnO/Ag Micro Hybrid Material

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A new type of ZnO/Ag micro hybrid material has been fabricated by a facile wet chemical method using citrate as a crystal growth modifier. The morphology and component of ZnO/Ag hybrid material were characterized by SEM and XRD. It is shown that the platelike crystals connect together by means of embedding. The sample is composed of wurtzite ZnO and face-centered cubic Ag. The results of XPS, UV-Vis and PL spectra verify the electron transfer from Ag to ZnO. The photocatalytic test with Rhodamine B (RhB) as a representative dye pollutant shows that the ZnO/Ag hybrid material exhibits an improved photocatalytic activity.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 328-330)

Edited by:

Liangchi Zhang, Chunliang Zhang and Zichen Chen

Pages:

1139-1142

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.328-330.1139

Citation:

P. Y. Ma et al., "Wet-Chemical Synthesis and Enhanced Photocatalytic Performance of ZnO/Ag Micro Hybrid Material", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 328-330, pp. 1139-1142, 2011

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September 2011

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