Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 356 (2018) 212–218 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry journal home page : www.elsevier.com/locat e/jphotochem Enhanced photocatalytic activity of sea-urchin-like carbon/ZnO micro/ nano heterostructures Wen He, Huynh Van Ngoc, Dae Joon Kang* Department of Physics and Institute of Basic Science, Sungkyunkwan University, 2066, Seobu-ro, Jangan-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, 16419, Republic of Korea A R T I C L E I N F O A B S T R A C T Article history: Received 5 July 2017 Large scale sea-urchin-like carbon/ZnO heterostructures were successfully synthesized using a novel low Received in revised form 27 December 2017 temperature hydrothermal method, in which glucose and zinc acetate were employed as carbon and ZnO Accepted 29 December 2017 sources, respectively. ZnO nanowires with an average diameter of 40–50 nm were grown on the surface of Available online 3 January 2018 carbon microspheres forming carbon/ZnO hybrid nano/micro heterostructures. Owing to the large surface area, superior conductivity, and strong light absorption in the ultraviolet region, the hybrid nano/ Keywords: micro heterostructures showed excellent photocatalytic efﬁciency for the degradation of methylene Sea-urchin-like orange under ultraviolet light irradiation. carbon/ZnO © 2018 Elsevier B.V. All
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Published: Apr 1, 2018
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