Eco-Friendly Green Synthesis and Photocatalyst Activity of Ag-ZnO Nanocomposite

Keywords: NPs, Nanocomposite, Wastewater treatment, Catalyst


The study successfully synthesized Ag NPs, ZnO NPs, and Ag/ZnO nanocomposites using an easy, cost effect and sustainable green synthetic approach. The purpose of synthesizing Ag/ZnO nanocomposites using two different plant extracts was to study their photo-degradation activity on Methylene Blue (MB) dye. (XRD) diffraction analysis confirmed the presence of Ag crystalline size and the wurtzite hexagonal structure of ZnO. (FE-SEM) results indicated spherical, nanorods and there is Clustering of NPs with an irregular shape. The resulting metal/semiconductor oxide nanocomposites possessed unique photo degradation characteristics that were absent in the individual Ag NPs and ZnO NPs.



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Author Biographies

Noorullah Mohammed Nemma, Department of Physics, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq



Zainab Sabeeh Sadeq, Department of Physics, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq




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How to Cite
Nemma, N. M., & Sadeq, Z. S. (2023). Eco-Friendly Green Synthesis and Photocatalyst Activity of Ag-ZnO Nanocomposite. East European Journal of Physics, (3), 271-278.