Synthesis and Characterization of Ag-Doped ZnO Nanoparticles and Their Photocatalytic Degradation Activity

  • H F Aritonang, A K Tarigan, A D Wuntu

Abstract

Nanocrystallines Ag-doped ZnO (1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 wt% of AgNO3) were synthesized using coprecipitation method and were characterized using X-ray diffractometry (XRD) and scanning electron microscope-energy dispersive spectroscopy (SEM-EDS). This result was supported by XRD diffractogram which showed that the peak intensity of 9 wt% was five times higher than that of 1 wt% and the average size of ZnO-Ag nanocrystal was around 20-60 nm. The increasing concentration of Ag, which was confirmed by EDS, resulted in the morphology change of ZnO nanoparticles and in the increasing photocatalytic activity of Ag-ZnO in degrading remazol yellow (RY).

Published
2020-05-28
How to Cite
H F Aritonang, A K Tarigan, A D Wuntu. (2020). Synthesis and Characterization of Ag-Doped ZnO Nanoparticles and Their Photocatalytic Degradation Activity. International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, 29(08), 1072 - 1079. Retrieved from https://sersc.org/journals/index.php/IJAST/article/view/19272
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