Project Title

Design of Silicone Based Composite Materials Consisting of Zinc Oxide Nanorods and Gold Nanoparticles: Photocatalytic Activity

Presenters

Academic department under which the project should be listed

CSM - Chemistry and Biochemistry

Faculty Sponsor Name

Dr. Bharat Baruah

Does not involve human subjects

Abstract (300 words maximum)

Composite materials designed by depositing zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles on silicone substrates. ZnO nanoparticles were then grown into nanorods. Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) were then deposited on the ZnO nanorods (ZnO-NRs) as a plasmonic enhancer. The composite materials, ZnO-NRs@AuNPs were characterized scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) line analysis. These composite materials were then assessed for degrading pollutants and toxic compounds in aqueous solutions under UV and visible light irradiation using a UV-visible spectrophotometer.

Project Type

Poster

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Design of Silicone Based Composite Materials Consisting of Zinc Oxide Nanorods and Gold Nanoparticles: Photocatalytic Activity

Composite materials designed by depositing zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles on silicone substrates. ZnO nanoparticles were then grown into nanorods. Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) were then deposited on the ZnO nanorods (ZnO-NRs) as a plasmonic enhancer. The composite materials, ZnO-NRs@AuNPs were characterized scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) line analysis. These composite materials were then assessed for degrading pollutants and toxic compounds in aqueous solutions under UV and visible light irradiation using a UV-visible spectrophotometer.