Title: Synthesis and analysis of photonic crystal and Zn(II) complex bearing thiosemicarbazide moiety

Authors: Syara Kassim; Nursyafiqa Azman

Addresses: Advanced Nanomaterials Research Group, School of Fundamental Science, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 21030 Kuala Nerus, Terengganu, Malaysia ' Advanced Nanomaterials Research Group, School of Fundamental Science, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 21030 Kuala Nerus, Terengganu, Malaysia

Abstract: Photonic crystal (PhCs) has versatile properties with potential to enhance solar cell application. Nanoparticles of poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) have been successfully prepared by green-chemistry approach where no surfactant, cross linking agent and solvent was involved. Introducing of acid hydrolysed TEOS in PhCs boost of numerous fascinating approaches to the enhancement PhCs backbone. Incorporated of metal complex such as zinc(II) complexes were prepared by refluxing in PhCs improved characteristic of solar cells application because of high photocatalytic activity. The experimental results suggest that involving localised surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) properties from excellent plasmonic nanoparticles such gold, silver or the alloy (gold and silver) would enhanced light trapping performance as expressed by properties. The composite inverse photonic crystal was characterised by using FTIR and SEM-EDS.

Keywords: photonic crystal; PhCs; poly (methyl methacrylate); hydrolysed TEOS; surfactant; cross linking; zinc(II) complexes; nanoparticles; solar cell; photocatalytic; green chemistry.

DOI: 10.1504/PIE.2018.097068

Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal, 2018 Vol.12 No.3, pp.321 - 329

Available online: 07 Dec 2018 *

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