By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- A new study on Nanoparticles is now available. According to news reporting from Kashan, Iran, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Uniform CeO2 nanoparticles were synthesized via a facile sonochemical reaction between ceric ammonium nitrate and ammonia. Nanoparticles were synthesized via a surfactant free reaction at room temperature in solvent of water."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Kashan, "Products were characterized using X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy, and energy dispersive X-ray analysis. The effect of different parameters such as precursor, power of pulsation, surfactant and reaction time on the morphology of the products was investigated. It was found that the as-obtained CeO2 nanoparticles exhibit a strong PL peak at 381 nm at room temperature that can be ascribed to the high level transition in the CeO2 semiconductor. The photocatalytic behavior of CeO2 nanoparticles was evaluated using the degradation of a methyl orange aqueous solution under ultraviolet light irradiation."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The results show that CeO2 nanoparticles are promising materials with excellent performance in photocatalytic applications."
For more information on this research see: Synthesis, Characterization, Photoluminescence and Photocatalytic Properties of CeO2 Nanoparticles by the Sonochemical Method. Journal of Cluster Science, 2013;24(4):1151-1162. Journal of Cluster Science can be contacted at: Springer, Plenum Publishers, 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer - www.springer.com; Journal of Cluster Science - www.springerlink.com/content/1040-7278/)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting P. Jamshidi, Univ Kashan, Inst Nano Sci & Nano Technol, Kashan, Iran. Additional authors for this research include M. Salavati-Niasari, D. Ghanbari and H.R. Shams (see also Nanoparticles).
Keywords for this news article include: Iran, Asia, Kashan, Photocatalyst, Nanotechnology, Photocatalytic, Emerging Technologies
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