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Researcher: Upadhyay, Ravi Kant
Guide(s): Roy, Susanta Sinha
Keywords: Graphene
Graphene oxide
Metal oxides nanoparticles
Waterborne dye
University: Shiv Nadar University
Completed Date: 2016
Abstract: Nanotechnology has opened up new avenues in materials science by unveiling numerous unknown size-dependent properties of materials that come in to existence when the particle size enters in to the nano-regime. Several intriguing unprecedented properties and wide spectrum of envisaged applications have propelled researchers to design synthesis approaches which can yield nanomaterials with desired attributes. Out of myriad of synthesis approaches, which are in practice for the preparation of nanomaterials, the wet chemical approaches, in particular, have garnered huge attention and have been explored the most. newlineThis dissertation describes novel wet chemical methods suitable for the preparation of nanomaterials of both inorganic (metals and metal oxides) and carbonic (graphene) materials. Furthermore, it also demonstrates the successful implementation of the synthesized nanomaterials in the detection and removal of waterborne pollutants. Novel oil impregnated gelatinous surfactant self assemblies based syntheses have been designed for the constrained growth of metals nanoparticles. By exploring strict spatial confinement offered by the rigid surfactant (namely CTAB and Tween 80) gels, a controlled growth of Au and Ag nanoparticles, with myriad of exotic shapes, has been achieved. From the application viewpoint, attempts were made to utilize all the synthesized metal nanoparticles for detection and removal of the waterborne pollutants. Besides acting as templates for the growth of metals nanoparticles, metals containing surfactant gels have also served efficiently as metal precursors for the preparation of metal oxides (ZnO, CuO, and ZrO2) nanoparticles. The results establish surfactant gel method as a valid and efficient alternative for the conventional sol gel method. Hitherto unknown use of surfactant gels as exfoliation medium for the fast and facile exfoliation of graphite into graphene has also been demonstrated. A green synthesis approach, which involves use of ubiquitously available grapes extract as environme
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