Enhanced UV Photocatalytic Performance of Magnetic Fe3O4/CuO/ZnO/NGP Nanocomposites

Hendry Tju, Ardiansyah Taufik, Rosari Saleh

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Fe3O4/CuO/ZnO/nanographene platelets (Fe3O4/CuO/ZnO/NGP) with varied ZnO loadings have been synthesized using a sol-gel method followed by hydrothermal method. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) confirmed the formation of the Fe3O4/CuO/ZnO/NGP composites. All of the samples showed the presence of graphene nanoplatelets incorporating Fe3O4, CuO and ZnO structures and exhibited ferromagnetic behavior at room temperature. The composites showed photocatalytic activity under UV irradiation, which was used to affect the degradation of methylene blue. The Fe3O4/CuO/ZnO/NGP composites showed superior photocatalytic activity than the Fe3O4/CuO/ZnO materials.

Original languageEnglish
Article number12005
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2016
Event4th International Conference on Science and Engineering in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics 2016, ScieTech 2016 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 30 Jan 201631 Jan 2016


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