Synthesis and photocatalytic properties of hierarchical metal nanoparticles/ZnO thin films hetero nanostructures assisted by diblock copolymer inverse micellar nanotemplates

Yoon Hee Jang, Saji Thomas Kochuveedu, Min Ah Cha, Yu Jin Jang, Ji Yong Lee, Jieun Lee, Juyon Lee, Jooyong Kim, Du Yeol Ryu, Dong Ha Kim

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Metal dot-on-ZnO type hierarchical nanostructures composed of ordered arrays of noble metal nanoparticles with controlled areal density, prepared from poly(styrene-block-vinyl pyridine) diblock copolymer inverse micelles loaded with metal precursors, on sol-gel process based ∼48 nm thick ZnO thin films exhibit enhanced photocatalytic activities compared with pure ZnO thin films in terms of photodegradation of methylene blue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-130
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Colloid and Interface Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010 May 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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