Dye desorption and photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue by Ag@C nanostructure: Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures: Vol 0, No 0

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Summary

On this paper, by a hydrothermal technique and utilizing sucrose and silver nitrate, carbon nanospheres and excessive purity Ag@C core-shell nanostructures have been ready. The samples have been characterised by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), EDX and FTIR spectroscopy. The typical diameter of the carbon spheres, Ag@C core-shells and their core have been measured 250, 350 and 55 nm, respectively. Lastly, the adsorption capability and photocatalytic efficiency of the Ag@C core-shells have been investigated by decomposition of methylene blue dye. The outcomes revealed that the Ag@C core-shell present a comparatively good photocatalytic efficiency.

  • Highlights
  • Ag@C core-shell nanostructures have been ready utilizing a hydrothermal technique.

  • The dye adsorption and photocatalytic efficiency of the Ag@C was investigated.

  • Methylene blue was chosen as pollutant agent.

  • After 180 minutes UV irradiation greater than 50% of the dye was decomposed.

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