Year

2018

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

School of Physics

Abstract

Over the past several decades, design of nanostructural materials have been gaining extensively research attention, and the nanostructural materials have been widely employed in a number of applications in industrial and academic fields thanks to their versatile morphology from 0D to 3D and unique properties.

Iron oxide based materials are promising potential for the wide range of applications due to their unique properties such as chemical, thermal, optical, electronic, magnetic, abundant, low toxic, and environmentally friendly. Although there have been many reports with respect to synthesis of iron oxide based materials, it is still difficult to control the morphology over the reaction. In this PhD thesis, I have investigated the design of nanostructural iron oxide based materials through soft-template method, sacrificial template method and non-template method as well as their hybridization with graphene oxide or Au nanoparticles. The synthesized porous iron oxide based materials have been subsequently applied to biomedical and environmental applications such as peroxitase oxidation catalysis, CO and NH3 oxidation catalysis and supercarpacitor...

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