Morphology Tailored Synthesis of C-WO3 nanostructures and its Photocatalytic Application

  • M. B. Tahir
  • Ghulam Nabi
  • A. Hassan
  • T. Iqbal
  • H. Kiran
  • A. Majid
Article

Abstract

Photocatalytic degradation is an ambitious and cost effective technique used for decontamination and sanitization of the waste polluted water of environment. Hydrothermal method is used to synthesis the carbon coupled WO3 nanoparticles with different concentrations of carbon (0.0, 0.2, 0.5, 1.0 and 2.0%) from precursor Na2WO4·2H2O with glucose and nitric acid. Synthesized nanoparticles were characterized by SEM, EDX, XRD, UV–Vis, and PL to study morphology, and particle size, composition, structural and optical properties, respectively. SEM revealed that morphology of the carbon coupled WO3 nanoparticles becomes spherical by increasing amount of coupled carbon atoms. The average grain size of the carbon doped nanoparticles is found to be 15–20 nm. Furthermore, size of nanoparticles affect the band gap of synthesized nanoparticles as well. It has also been observed that carbon coupled WO3 nanoparticles effectively take part in photo degradation due to reduction of electron–hole recombination rate.

Keywords

WO3 Nanoparticles Morphology Hydrothermal method 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. B. Tahir
    • 1
  • Ghulam Nabi
    • 1
  • A. Hassan
    • 1
  • T. Iqbal
    • 1
  • H. Kiran
    • 1
  • A. Majid
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of GujratGujratPakistan

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