Rapid and eco-friendly synthesis of NiO/ZnO nanocomposite and its application in decolorization of dye

  • Mohammad Hassanpour
  • Hossein Safardoust-Hojaghan
  • Masoud Salavati-NiasariEmail author


In this work NiO/ZnO nanocomposite was synthesized via simple, rapid and eco-friendly microwave-assisted method. Prepared NiO/ZnO nanocomposite was characterized by X-ray diffraction pattern, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, UV–Visible absorption spectroscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Vibrating sample magnetometer analysis showed the ferromagnetic behavior of nanocomposite. In the following, prepared nanocomposite was used for photodegradation of methylene blue and rhodamin B under ultraviolet light irradiation. The results showed that nanocomposite has excellent photocatalyst performance.


Photocatalytic Activity Co3O4 Photocatalytic Degradation Methylene Blue Ferromagnetic Behavior 
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Authors are grateful to the council of Iran National Science Foundation (INSF) and University of Kashan for supporting this work by Grant No. (159271/879).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammad Hassanpour
    • 1
  • Hossein Safardoust-Hojaghan
    • 1
  • Masoud Salavati-Niasari
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute of Nano Science and Nano TechnologyUniversity of KashanKashanIslamic Republic of Iran

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