Rational Design of Semiconductor/ Composites for Energy and Environmental Applications
Our aim is to design 'n' develop standardized synthetic protocols using day - to - day available chemicals from the laboratory to generate various semicoductor structures and predict their mechanism of formation. Semiconuctors are aimed to have superior transport and light harvesting abilities. Further we test our hypothesis by evaluating their photocatalyti, photoelectrocatalytic and photovoltaic properties either by semiconductor or dye sensitization.
Some of our recent findings based on the designing various semiconductors and evaluating their photovoltaic / photocatalytic/ dye adsorption properties are as follows:
More info on our research activity can be found at http://www.iitg.ernet.in/mq/PUBLICATIONS.html
Morphological tuning of photo-booster g-C3N4 with higher surface area and better charge transfers for enhanced power conversion efficiency of quantum dot sensitized solar cells, Carbon, 2017, 121, 90.
Modulating the electronic structure of lanthanum manganite by ruthenium doping for enhanced photocatalytic water oxidation, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017,19, 12167.
Efficient and rapid removal of environmental malignant Arsenic (III) and industrial dyes using re-usable, recoverable ternary Iron Oxide - ORMOSIL - Graphene Oxide composite, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2017 Just Accepted
Understanding the role of silica nanospheres with their light scattering and energy barrier properties in enhancing the photovoltaic performance of ZnO based solar cells, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016,18, 27818.
Rational design of hierarchical ZnO superstructures for efficient charge transfer: mechanistic and photovoltaic studies of hollow, mesoporous, cage-like nanostructures with compacted 1D building blocks" Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2016,18, 5344.