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CuBO2 nanonetwork: a novel and significant candidate for photocatalytic dye degradation

Santra, S and Das, A and Das, NS and Chattopadhyay, Kalyan Kumar (2018) CuBO2 nanonetwork: a novel and significant candidate for photocatalytic dye degradation. In: BULLETIN OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, 41 (5).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12034-018-1642-y


CuBO2 is a novel material in the research field of transparent conducting oxide. In this study, CuBO2 nanostructures have been synthesized via sol-gel method. The phase formation is confirmed using an X-ray diffractometer. Detailed morphological analysis is performed by field emission scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. Anovel uniform nanonetwork-like structure is obtained and its band gap is found to be 4.24eV. In ultraviolet light irradiation, this as-synthesized sample shows efficient photocatalytic activity for degradation of organic dye Rhodamine B. The degradation efficiency and the rate constant were calculated as similar to 70% and 1.32 x 10 -3 min -1, respectively. This nanonetwork-like structure can be a potential candidate as the base material to attach various metals and metal oxide nanostructures to get highly efficient future photocatalysts. As a result, this study opens up a new gateway to fabricate novel environment-friendly nanocatalysts with high performance.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belong to INDIAN ACAD SCIENCES
Keywords: CuBO2; nanocatalyst; photocatalysis; microscopy
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2018 14:03
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2019 07:03
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/60793

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