Room-temperature synthesis of γ-Ga2O3 nanoparticles from gallium metal via ultrasound irradiation

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Abstract

In this study, gallium oxide (Ga2O3) nanoparticles were synthesized by sonochemical techniques at room temperature. We investigate the ultrasound irradiation conditions and the solvent type to synthesize Ga2O3 nanoparticles. γ-Ga2O3 nanoparticles were synthesized by irradiating gallium metal with ultrasound in hydrazine monohydrate solvent. The irradiation of hydrazine with ultasound suppresses the generation of ·OH, and GaOOH was not formed, and gallium metal directly oxidized. When the synthesized γ-Ga2O3 nanoparticles were heat-treated, a transition to β-Ga2O3 was observed. The heat-treated Ga2O3 nanoparticles showed excellent photocatalytic activity for the decomposition of RhB under UV irradiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)860-865
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Powder Technology
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Mar

Keywords

  • Gallium oxide
  • Nanoparticles
  • Photocatalyst
  • Ultrasound irradiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials

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