Synthesis and analysis of photonic crystal and Zn(II) complex bearing thiosemicarbazide moiety
by Syara Kassim; Nursyafiqa Azman
Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal (PIE), Vol. 12, No. 3, 2018

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.

Online publication date: Mon, 17-Dec-2018

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