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Graphene Based Composites of Metals/Metal Oxides as Photocatalysts

  • Asim Jilani
  • Mohammad Omaish Ansari
  • Mohammad Oves
  • Syed Zajif Hussain
  • Mohd Hafiz Dzarfan OthmanEmail author
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Abstract

Graphene based metal and metal oxide composites have attracted great attention towards curing and solving various environmental issues. Further, the Honeycomb structured of graphene is an ideal nominee for various advanced application such as photovoltaics and optoelectronics etc. However, the performance of graphene based material strongly depends on the synthesis method. So, the selection of appropriate synthesis technique is important for targeted application. In the chapter we reviewed the synthesis and properties of graphene and further its role as a photocatalyst.

Keywords

Graphene Metal/metal oxides composites Photocatalyst 

Notes

Acknowledgment

The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia under the Higher Institution Centre of Excellence Scheme (Project Number: R.J090301.7846.4 J201) and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia under Tier 1 Research University Grant (Project Number: Q.J130000.2546.16H40). The authors would also like to thank Research Management Centre, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia for the technical support.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Asim Jilani
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Mohammad Omaish Ansari
    • 3
  • Mohammad Oves
    • 4
  • Syed Zajif Hussain
    • 5
  • Mohd Hafiz Dzarfan Othman
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Advanced Membrane Technology Research CentreUniversiti Teknologi MalaysiaJohor BahruMalaysia
  2. 2.School of Chemical and Energy Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringUniversiti Teknologi MalaysiaJohor BahruMalaysia
  3. 3.Center of NanotechnologyKing Abdul-Aziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia
  4. 4.Centre of Excellence in Environmental StudiesKing Abdul-Aziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia
  5. 5.Department of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringSBA School of Science & Engineering (SBASSE), Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)LahorePakistan

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