Multifunctionalities enabled by the synergistic effects of mesoporous carbon dots and ZnO nanorods

Kavitha, T. and Kumar, S. (2021) Multifunctionalities enabled by the synergistic effects of mesoporous carbon dots and ZnO nanorods. Materials Research Express, 8(11), 115504. (doi: 10.1088/2053-1591/abe36f)

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In this study, CD/ZnO nanohybrids were synthesised by a simple, one-pot, cost-effective method and their structure and properties were investigated by physicochemical methods. The CD/ZnO nanohybrid exhibits excellent sunlight induced photocatalytic and antibacterial activity validating the development of remarkably efficient catalytic systems and effective bactericidal agents. The IV measurements of CD/ZnO nanohybrid shows over 12-fold increase in photocurrent compared to ZnO, opening pathways for the fabrication of efficient light harvesting system. Electrochemical property measurements demonstrate that CD/ZnO nanohybrid has large integral area of cyclic voltammetry loop, demonstrating their potential for supercapacitor applications. The study presents green chemistry strategy for the synthesis of CD/ZnO nanohybrids which exhibit multifunctionalities due to the synergy between CD and ZnO. The findings of the study demonstrate the potential of CD/ZnO nanohybrids for a multitude of energy and environmental solutions.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:The authors would like to acknowledge the financial support from the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) under award no: EX2016-000010.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kumar, Professor Shanmugam
Authors: Kavitha, T., and Kumar, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Materials Research Express
Publisher:IOP Publishing
ISSN (Online):2053-1591
Published Online:05 February 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 The Author(s)
First Published:First published in Materials Research Express 2021
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons license

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