Photocatalytic action of ZnO thin films prepared by the sol–gel method

  • Nina V. Kaneva
  • Georgi G. Yordanov
  • Ceco D. DushkinEmail author


Nanostructured ZnO thin films were deposited on glass by the dip-coating sol–gel method. The films exhibited pronounced activity to destroy malachite green in water both under UV-light illumination and in the dark.


ZnO thin films Sol–gel Photocatalysis Malachite green 



The financial support by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science (Project TK-X-1702/07) is greatly acknowledged. GGY and CDD are indebted also to COST D43 Action of EC.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nina V. Kaneva
    • 1
  • Georgi G. Yordanov
    • 1
  • Ceco D. Dushkin
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Laboratory of Nanoparticle Science and Technology, Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of ChemistryUniversity of SofiaSofiaBulgaria

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