Zinc oxide's hierarchical nanostructure and its photocatalytic properties

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Zinc oxide's hierarchical nanostructure and its photocatalytic properties. / Kanjwal, Muzafar Ahmed; Sheikh, Faheem A.; Barakat, Nasser A. M.; Li, Xiaoqiang; Kim, Hak Yong; Chronakis, Ioannis S.

In: Applied Surface Science, Vol. 258, No. 8, 2012, p. 3695-3702.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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Kanjwal, Muzafar Ahmed; Sheikh, Faheem A.; Barakat, Nasser A. M.; Li, Xiaoqiang; Kim, Hak Yong; Chronakis, Ioannis S. / Zinc oxide's hierarchical nanostructure and its photocatalytic properties.

In: Applied Surface Science, Vol. 258, No. 8, 2012, p. 3695-3702.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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@article{324e7861c63a473b83b319ec319bf694,
title = "Zinc oxide's hierarchical nanostructure and its photocatalytic properties",
publisher = "Elsevier BV North-Holland",
author = "Kanjwal, {Muzafar Ahmed} and Sheikh, {Faheem A.} and Barakat, {Nasser A. M.} and Xiaoqiang Li and Kim, {Hak Yong} and Chronakis, {Ioannis S.}",
year = "2012",
doi = "10.1016/j.apsusc.2011.12.008",
volume = "258",
number = "8",
pages = "3695--3702",
journal = "Applied Surface Science",
issn = "0169-4332",

}

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Zinc oxide's hierarchical nanostructure and its photocatalytic properties

A1 - Kanjwal,Muzafar Ahmed

A1 - Sheikh,Faheem A.

A1 - Barakat,Nasser A. M.

A1 - Li,Xiaoqiang

A1 - Kim,Hak Yong

A1 - Chronakis,Ioannis S.

AU - Kanjwal,Muzafar Ahmed

AU - Sheikh,Faheem A.

AU - Barakat,Nasser A. M.

AU - Li,Xiaoqiang

AU - Kim,Hak Yong

AU - Chronakis,Ioannis S.

PB - Elsevier BV North-Holland

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - In this study, a new hierarchical nanostructure that consists of zinc oxide (ZnO) was produced by the electrospinning process followed by a hydrothermal technique. First, electrospinning of a colloidal solution that consisted of zinc nanoparticles, zinc acetate dihydrate and poly(vinyl alcohol) was performed to produce polymeric nanofibers embedding solid nanoparticles. Calcination of the obtained electrospun nanofiber mats in air at 500 °C for 90 minutes produced pure ZnO nanofibers with rough surfaces. The rough surface strongly enhanced outgrowing of ZnO nanobranches when a specific hydrothermal technique was used. Methylene blue dihydrate was used to check the photocatalytic ability of the produced nanostructures. The results indicated that the hierarchical nanostructure had a better performance than the other form.

AB - In this study, a new hierarchical nanostructure that consists of zinc oxide (ZnO) was produced by the electrospinning process followed by a hydrothermal technique. First, electrospinning of a colloidal solution that consisted of zinc nanoparticles, zinc acetate dihydrate and poly(vinyl alcohol) was performed to produce polymeric nanofibers embedding solid nanoparticles. Calcination of the obtained electrospun nanofiber mats in air at 500 °C for 90 minutes produced pure ZnO nanofibers with rough surfaces. The rough surface strongly enhanced outgrowing of ZnO nanobranches when a specific hydrothermal technique was used. Methylene blue dihydrate was used to check the photocatalytic ability of the produced nanostructures. The results indicated that the hierarchical nanostructure had a better performance than the other form.

UR - http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S016943321101899X

U2 - 10.1016/j.apsusc.2011.12.008

DO - 10.1016/j.apsusc.2011.12.008

JO - Applied Surface Science

JF - Applied Surface Science

SN - 0169-4332

IS - 8

VL - 258

SP - 3695

EP - 3702

ER -