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Tailoring the Photocatalytic Activity of Nanoparticulate Zinc Oxide by Transition Metal Oxide Doping

Dodd, Aaron; McKinley, Allan; Tsuzuki, Takuya; Saunders, Martin

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The successful use of nanoparticulate ZnO in applications such as UV-screening agents or photocatalyst for the destruction of chemical waste requires the development of techniques for controlling its photocatalytic activity. In this study, we have investigated transition metal doping as a means of achieving this goal. Powders of ZnO, MnxZn1-xO, and CoxZn1-xO were synthesised by a three-stage process consisting of high-energy mechanical milling, heat treatment, and washing. The photocatalytic...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/25315
Source: Materials Chemistry and Physics
DOI: 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2008.09.041

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