• CuBO$_2$ nanonetwork: a novel and significant candidate for photocatalytic dye degradation

• # Fulltext

https://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/boms/041/05/0128

• # Keywords

CuBO$_2$; nanocatalyst; photocatalysis; microscopy.

• # Abstract

CuBO$_2$ is a novel material in the research field of transparent conducting oxide. In this study, CuBO$_2$ nanostructures have been synthesized via sol–gel method. The phase formation is confirmed using an X-ray diffractometer. Detailedmorphological 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 4.24 eV. 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 $\sim$70% and $1.32 \times 10^{−3}$ 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.

• # Author Affiliations

1. Thin Film and Nanoscience Laboratory, Department of Physics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700032, India
2. Present address: Materials Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru 560012, India
3. Department of Basic Science and Humanities, Techno India – Batanagar, Kolkata 700141, India
4. School of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700032, India

• # Bulletin of Materials Science

Volume 43, 2020
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Posted on July 25, 2019