One-pot microwave-assisted colloidal synthesis of Ag2O/ZnO/nanographene platelets composites: Photocatalytic studies

Suhendro P. Prakoso, H. Tju, V. Paramarta, A. Taufik, Rosari Saleh

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Ag2O/ZnO/nanographene platelets (AZNGP) composites were synthesized by the microwave assisted colloid method. The prepared samples were applied in photocatalytic reduction of methylene blue. The morphology and phase structure of the synthesized samples were characterized using field emission scanning electron microscope, x-ray diffraction, energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy, and transmission electron microscope. The Ag2O/ZnO/nanographene platelets composites properties were further investigated using diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, BET measurements. The catalytic activities of Ag2O/ZnO/nanographene platelets with different concentrations of nanographene platelets were studied. The results showed that photocatalytic efficiency improved with increasing nanographene platelets up to certain level and then decreased as the concentration of nanographene platelets is further increased. To understand the role of primary active control experiments by adding scavengers for electron, hole, hydroxyl oxide were carried out. The detailed mechanism will be discussed and correlated with the properties of Ag2O/ZnO/nanograpehene platelets composites.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Engineering, Science and Nanotechnology 2016, ICESNANO 2016
EditorsBudi Kristiawan, Agung Tri Wijayanta, Dominicus Danardono, Budi Santoso, Miftahul Anwar, Triyono, Syamsul Hadi, Joko Triyono, Eko Surojo, Dody Ariawan, Ubaidillah, Suyitno, Nurul Muhayat
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735414525
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jan 2017
Event1st International Conference on Engineering, Science and Nanotechnology 2016, ICESNANO 2016 - Solo, Indonesia
Duration: 3 Aug 20165 Aug 2016

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference1st International Conference on Engineering, Science and Nanotechnology 2016, ICESNANO 2016


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