Synthesis And Characterization Of Mwcnts/Ceo2 Nanocomposite As A Photocatalyst
A composite of multi walled carbon nanotube/Cerium Oxide has been successfully synthesized. Then the nano
composite was characterized by XRD, FESEM, TEM and FTIR spectroscopy. The photo catalytic activity of the nano
composite 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 photo
catalytic activity, as compared to pure CeO2, pure MWCNTs, and their mechanical mixing.
Key words- Cerium Oxide, MWCNTS, Nano-Composites, Photocatalysis.