Multinary nanocomposite of GO@SrO@CoCrO3@FeCr2O4@SnO2@SiO2 for superior electrochemical performance and water purification applications

Kiran Batool, Malika Rani, Faisal Rasool, Abdulnasser M. Karami, Mika Sillanpää, Rubia Shafique, Mariam Akram, Amir Sohail

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Abstract

Novel multinary nanocomposite using solvothermal method synthesized and studied for their use in supercapacitors and photocatalysis to degrade pollutants using characterization techniques XRD, SEM, EDX, FTIR, Raman, UV–Vis, Zeta potential and photoluminescence spectroscopy whereas electrochemical testing via EIS, CV and GCD analysis. Average crystalline size of 20.81 nm measured from XRD whereas EDX confirms GO suppression within nanocomposite. Mixed matrix like morphology is observable from SEM micrographs. The composite exhibited a band gap of 2.78 eV that could degrade MB dye at 94 % under direct sunlight consistent with first-order kinetics. Multiple distinctive peaks in FTIR spectra indicates various functional groups exsistence in the material alongwith zeta potential value of −17.9 mV. Raman spectra reveals D-band shifting to value 1361 cm−1 while the G-band shifts to 1598 cm−1 relative to GO. Furthermore electrochemical performance evaluated revealing electron transfer rate value 4.88 × 10−9 cms−1 with maximum capacitance about 7182 Fg-1 at a scan rate of 10 mVs−1 respectively. Power density ranges from 3591.18 to 2163 W/kg and energy density from 299 to 120 Wh/Kg as measured from GCD analysis. These findings indicates that novel multinary nanocomposite holds potential as an electrode material in supercapacitors and as a sunlight-driven photocatalyst for the degradation of water-borne organic pollutants.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere20675
JournalHeliyon
Volume9
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2023
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Methylene blue
  • Photocatalytic activity
  • Solvothermal
  • Supercapacitors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Multidisciplinary

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