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  • 1 Department of Chemistry, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, 85141-43131, Najafabad, Iran
  • | 2 Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Isfahan, 81746-73441, Isfahan, Iran
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Abstract

We have produced zinc oxide (ZnO) photocatalyst nanostructure films by the deposition of ZnO onto indium tin oxide (ITO) glass substrates. A polyethylene glycol (PEG) aided sol–gel route using zinc acetate, 2-methoxyethanol and monoethanolamine, followed by spin coating and heat treatment, was utilized to form these photocatalyst films. The obtained interface nanostructure films were characterized with X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and UV–Vis spectroscopy. The photocatalytic activity of the films were also investigated using Direct Sky Blue 5B (C. I. Direct Blue 15) as a model organic compound under UV light irradiation. The influence of operating parameters, including the pH of the solution and the number of ZnO layers on Direct Sky Blue 5B degradation, were examined. An interesting decolorization performance was observed in the ZnO/ITO thin films produced using 2 % PEG.

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  • Impact Factor (2019): 1.520
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2019): 0.345
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2019): 39
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q4 Catalysis
  • Impact Factor (2018): 1.142
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2018): 0.374
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2018): 37
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q3 Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
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Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis
Language English
Size B5
Year of
Foundation
1974
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3
Issues
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6
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
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Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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ISSN 1878-5190 (Print)
ISSN 1878-5204 (Online)