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Synthesis, Characterization and Photocatalytic Activity of Reduced Graphene Oxide-Ce/ZnO Composites
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  • Journal title : Korean Chemical Engineering Research
  • Volume 54, Issue 1,  2016, pp.127-134
  • Publisher : The Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • DOI : 10.9713/kcer.2016.54.1.127
 Title & Authors
Synthesis, Characterization and Photocatalytic Activity of Reduced Graphene Oxide-Ce/ZnO Composites
Zhang, Wenjun; Zhao, Jinfeng; Zou, Xuefeng;
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 Abstract
A series of Ce-doped ZnO (Ce/ZnO) nanostructures were fabricated using the co-precipitation method, then a simply nontoxic hydrothermal approach was proposed for preparation of reduced graphene oxide (rGO)-Ce/ZnO composites. The synthesized composites were investigated by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), photoluminescence spectroscopy (PL), electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) techniques and Raman pattern. The as-synthesized rGO-Ce/ZnO composites showed high photodecomposition efficiency in comparison with the rGO-ZnO, Ce/ZnO, pure ZnO under UV, visible-light and sunlight irradiation. The degradation of methylene blue (MB) (10 mg/L, 100ml) by 95.8% within 60 min by using rGO-2 (10 mg) under sunlight irradiation was observed. The repeated use of the rGO-2 was investigated, and the results showed almost no decay in the catalytic activity.
 Keywords
rGO;Ce/ZnO;Photocatalysis;MB;
 Language
English
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