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Mechanical-assisted preparation and photocatalytic properties of almost-visible light-driven ZnO/ZnFe2O4 nanocomposites

  • Jiaqian Qin (a1), Yanan Xue (a2), Xinyu Zhang (a2) and Riping Liu (a2)

ZnO and ZnO/ZnFe2O4 nanocomposites were synthesized by mechanical-assisted thermal decomposition method. The results show that this method is a simple and low cost method to prepare ZnO and ZnO/ ZnFe2O4 nanocomposites. The nanorod's shape and size have been identified through SEM and TEM. The photocatalytic activity of ZnO and ZnO/ZnFe2O4 nanocomposites were tested by the degradation of methylene blue (MB) in aqueous medium under almost-visible light and the efficiency of the catalyst has been discussed in detail.

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