Synthesis And Characterization Of Mwcnts/Ceo2 Nanocomposite As A Photocatalyst
A composite of multiwalled carbon nanotube/Cerium Oxide has been successfully synthesized. Then the nanocomposite was characterized by XRD, FESEM, TEM and FTIR spectroscopy. The photocatalytic activity of the nanocomposite was investigated by Methyl Orange degradation under UV light irradiation. The results indicated that the uniform dispersion of MWCNTs through their strong interaction with CeO2 nanoparticles, is responsible for its enhanced photocatalytic activity, as compared to pure CeO2, pure MWCNTs, and their mechanical mixing.
Key words- Cerium Oxide, Mwcnts, Nano-Composites, Photocatalysis.