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Dy2O3/CuO nanocomposites: microwave assisted synthesis and investigated photocatalytic properties

  • Syed Alireza Mousavi
  • Mohammad Hassanpour
  • Masoud Salavati-NiasariEmail author
  • Hossein Safardoust-Hojaghan
  • Masood Hamadanian
Article

Abstract

Dy2O3/CuO nanocomposites were synthesized by rapid and fast microwave method in polyol solvent. Effect of time and power of microwave irradiation and type of solvent on size and morphology were investigated. Synthesized Dy2O3/CuO is characterized with X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis, Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and UV–Visible absorption spectroscopy. Photocatalytic properties for two color, methylene blue and rhodamin b under ultraviolet light irradiation were done and 54 and 47.7% degradation for MB and RB respectively.

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Acknowledgements

Authors are grateful to the council of Iran National Science Foundation (INSF) and University of Kashan for supporting this work by Grant No. (159271/892290).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Syed Alireza Mousavi
    • 1
  • Mohammad Hassanpour
    • 2
  • Masoud Salavati-Niasari
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hossein Safardoust-Hojaghan
    • 1
  • Masood Hamadanian
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Nano Science and Nano TechnologyUniversity of KashanKashanIslamic Republic of Iran
  2. 2.Young Researchers and Elite Club, Sari BranchIslamic Azad UniversitySariIran

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