Synthesis of ZnO nanorods by novel surfactant assisted wet chemical method and its Photocatalytic Activity

Authors(4) :-V. Shally, M. Priya Dharshini, P. Libin Raj , Sr. Gerardin Jayam

In this paper, synthesis of ZnO nanorods is done by a simple and surfactant assisted wet chemical method. The obtained ZnO nanorods can be characterized using various techniques like Powder X-ray Diffraction (PXRD), Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM) and UV-DRS Spectroscopy. XRD results reveal that the sample is crystalline with a hexagonal wurtzite phase with the particle sizes of 30 nm. Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM) result reveals that the ZnO nanoparticles are rod like shaped. The band gap of ZnO nanorods were determined from Tauc Plot. The photocatalytic activity of ZnO nanorods has been examined by the degradation of Congo Red dye using UV light.

Authors and Affiliations

V. Shally
Research Department of Physics, Holy Cross College, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India
M. Priya Dharshini
Research Department of Physics, Holy Cross College, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India
P. Libin Raj
Research Department of Physics, Holy Cross College, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India
Sr. Gerardin Jayam
Research Department of Physics, Holy Cross College, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India

Nanorods, Congo Red, Photocatalytic activity, Tauc plot, Band gap

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 2 | March-April 2016
Date of Publication : 2017-12-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 269-272
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET162243
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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V. Shally, M. Priya Dharshini, P. Libin Raj , Sr. Gerardin Jayam, " Synthesis of ZnO nanorods by novel surfactant assisted wet chemical method and its Photocatalytic Activity, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp.269-272, March-April-2016.
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