rGO supported self-assembly of 2D nano sheet of (g-C3N4) into rod-like nano structure and its application in sonophotocatalytic degradation of an antibiotic
V Vinesh, Muthupandian Ashokkumar, B Neppolian
Ultrasonics Sonochemistry | ELSEVIER | Published : 2020
Graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) is an analog of graphite due to its unique electronic structure. g-C3N4 based materials have been used in photocatalytic applications. However, pure g-C3N4 suffers from major shortcomings which include poor disparity, low surface area and a high recombination rate of photo generated electron-hole pairs that significantly reduce its photocatalytic activity. In this work, self-assembly of g-C3N4 sheet into rod shaped g-C3N4 was developed via a simple polymerisation method. A composite made of g-C3N4 nanorods and rGO (rGO-RCN) was also prepared. The band gap g-C3N4 was shifted from 2.77 to 2.6 eV evidented by UV-DRS data. As a result, rGO-RCN showed a relativel..View full abstract
Awarded by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), New Delhi, India
This work was financially supported by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), New Delhi, India [File No: EMR/2014/000645].