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Researchers from Hunan University Detail Findings in Photocatalytics (Ordered mesoporous necklace-like ZnS on graphene for use as a high performance...

July 4, 2014



Researchers from Hunan University Detail Findings in Photocatalytics (Ordered mesoporous necklace-like ZnS on graphene for use as a high performance photocatalyst)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Investigators discuss new findings in Photocatalytics. According to news reporting originating in Changde, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "A simple and effective approach was developed to prepare novel graphene/ordered mesoporous necklace-like ZnS nanocomposite (GR-ZnS). Scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy observations confirmed that the as-formed necklace-like ZnS, about 50nm in diameter and more than hundreds of nanometers in length, were distributed on graphene sheets."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Hunan University, "Each ZnS contained a lot of ordered mesopores. The photocatalytic experimental results indicated that this nanocomposite enhanced photocatalytic performance with 97.5% decomposition of methyl orange (MO) after 30 min under UV-light irradiation."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "This new nanocomposite is expected to show considerable potential applications in water purification."

For more information on this research see: Ordered mesoporous necklace-like ZnS on graphene for use as a high performance photocatalyst. Applied Surface Science, 2014;308():321-327. Applied Surface Science can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Applied Surface Science - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/505669)

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting B. Zeng, Hunan Univ Arts & Sci, Coll Mech Engn, Changde 415000, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include X.H. Chen, Q.X. Tang, C.S. Chen and A.P. Hu (see also Photocatalytics).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Changde, Photocatalyst, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China

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