Facile preparation of ZnO nanosheets and its photocatalytic activity in the degradation of rhodamine B dye under UV irradiation

Rizwan Khan, Sudarsan Raj, Jin Hyeon Yun, Yeon Tae Yu, Joo In Lee, In-Hwan Lee

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We have successfully synthesized high crystalline quality ZnO nanosheets (NSs) structures by a hydrothermal process. The detailed characterizations have shown that the ZnO nanostructures were well crystalline, uniform and had nanosheets-like morphology with an average size of 100-150 nm. The photocatalytic performance of ZnO NSs was examined for use in the degradation of rhodamine B dye, and exhibited ∼83.7% and 96.8% dye decomposition within 100 min and 140 min, respectively, under UV irradiation. The results were attributed to the high crystalline quality of ZnO NSs that produced reactive sites over the ZnO catalyst surface to decompose the rhodamine B dye. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)784-788
Number of pages5
JournalElectronic Materials Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 1
Externally publishedYes



  • nanostructure
  • photocatalytic activity
  • rhodamine B dye
  • ZnO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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