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Title: Preparation and characterization of double layer thin films ZnO/ZnO:Ag for methylene blue photodegradation

Double layer (DL) thin films of zinc oxide and silver-doped zinc oxide (ZnO/ZnO:Ag) were deposited on glass substrate by sol-gel spray coating technique. The prepared thin films were subjected for optical and photocatalytic studies. UV-visible transmission spectra shows that the subtitution of Ag in ZnO leads to band gap reduction. The influence of Ag doping on the photocatalytic activity of ZnO for the degradation of methylene blue dye was studied under solar radiation. The light absorption over an extended visible region by Ag ion doping in ZnO film contributed equally to improve the photocatalytic activity up to 98.29%.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Diponegoro University (Indonesia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22494625
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1710; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: NNS2015: 6. nanoscience and nanotechnology symposium, Surakarta (Indonesia), 4-5 Nov 2015; Other Information: (c) 2016 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ABSORPTION; DOPED MATERIALS; DYES; GLASS; METHYLENE BLUE; PHOTOCATALYSIS; REDUCTION; SILVER IONS; SOLAR RADIATION; SOL-GEL PROCESS; SPECTRA; SPRAY COATING; SPRAYED COATINGS; SUBSTRATES; THIN FILMS; ZINC OXIDES