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Zinc-Based Nanomaterials: From Synthesis and Characterization to Environmental Applications

Authored by: Jimei Qi , Jiwei Hu , Yu Hou , Yiqiu Xiang , Xionghui Wei

21 Century Nanoscience – A Handbook

Print publication date:  April  2020
Online publication date:  April  2020

Print ISBN: 9780815357070
eBook ISBN: 9780429351587
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9780429351587-18

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Abstract

Nanomaterials have been an essential topic in applied science and engineering, during the past decades. Nanomaterials have been synthesized, characterized and applied in many industrial applications. Zinc-based nanomaterials have attracted significant attention due to their high specific surface area, porosity, thermal stability and low density. Zinc-based nanomaterials are prospective materials for applications in electronics, photonics, acoustics and sensing. Application of zinc-based nanomaterials is highly promising in environmental monitoring and remediation. The zinc-based nanomaterials as a semiconductor have shown photocatalysis potential and uses in other areas. These nanomaterials have shown a good prospect for the environmental monitoring and remediation. This chapter focuses on synthesis, characterization and industrial applications of zinc-based nanomaterials.

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