Effect of Ag clusters doping on the photoluminescence, photocatalysis and magnetic properties of ZnO nanorods prepared by facile microwave-assisted hydrothermal synthesis

Effect of Ag clusters doping on the photoluminescence, photocatalysis and magnetic properties of ZnO nanorods prepared by facile microwave-assisted hydrothermal synthesis

Author Souza, R. P. A. Google Scholar
Motta, F. V. Google Scholar
Nascimento, J. H. O. Google Scholar
Bomio, M. R. D. Google Scholar
Borges, F. M. M. Google Scholar
Correa, M. A. Google Scholar
Longo, E. Google Scholar
Li, M. S. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Bohn, F. Google Scholar
Paskocimas, C. A. Google Scholar
Abstract We report a chemical route to synthesize stabilized ZnO:Ag nanoparticles (NPs) combined with nanosized metallic Ag using microwave-assisted hydrothermal synthesis. We employ X-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission guns scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, spectrophotometry, photodegradation, photoluminescence and magnetic characterizations to investigate the structural, morphological, photocatalytic and magnetic properties of ZnO:Ag samples with different Ag concentrations. We verify through XRD results the standard wurtzite crystalline phases and face-centered cubic for metallic Ag NPs. Moreover, we confirm through spectrophotometry the photocatalysis in the samples. The Ag clusters doping the pure material causes the shift from green to yellow-red, which are lower energy wavelengths, thus corroborating changes of its electrical properties due to the decreased gap. We interpret the magnetic properties in terms of the nanosizing and similar effects. Under these conditions, we show the improvement of the photocatalytic and magnetic properties of ZnO NPs.
Language English
Sponsor CNPq
CAPES
FAPERN
Date 2017
Published in Journal Of Materials Science-Materials In Electronics. Dordrecht, v. 28, n. 15, p. 11059-11069, 2017.
ISSN 0957-4522 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Springer
Extent 11059-11069
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10854-017-6890-x
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000405101700037
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/51504

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