Microwave-Assisted Synthesis and Catalytic Performance of Carbon Nanotubes/Flower-Patterned Zinc Oxide Nanostructures.

Author(s) He, Z.; Wang, C.; Chen, C.
Journal J Nanosci Nanotechnol
Date Published 2020 Aug 01
Abstract

It is essential for multifunctional asphalt to develop the new nanostructures with high photocatalytic activity in order to endow asphalt with the self-cleaning ability of contamination. Multi-walled carbon nanotubes/ZnO (MWNTs/ZnO) composites were synthesized based on microwave irradiation and their structure and photocatalytic properties were investigated. The experimental results showed that MWNTs/ZnO powder with different morphologies was attained such as cone-shaped, floral-patterned and fusiform structures. The as-obtained MWNTs/ZnO composites were proved to possess quite high catalytic activities for degradation of methyl orange (MO). Especially, the floral-patternedMWNTs/ZnO composites displayed better photocatalytic performance than the other composites indicating that the resultant MWNTs/ZnO composites can be used as photocatalysts without any additional treatment.

DOI 10.1166/jnn.2020.18485
ISSN 1533-4899
Citation J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 2020;20(8):49714976.

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