Author

Suzanne Shuda

ORCID Identifier(s)

0000-0003-3788-4543

Graduation Semester and Year

2017

Language

English

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Physics

Department

Physics

First Advisor

Wei Chen

Abstract

The effectiveness of Sodium Bismuth Oxide nanoparticles as a photocatalyst was tested by applying it to the degradation of methylene blue. The nanoparticles had increased effectiveness with increased concentration and reaction time. However, when the particles were microwaved, there was not a significant change in the effectiveness of the nanoparticles. Therefore, these nanoparticles are not a good candidate for microwave induced photodynamic therapy, but they could be used on their own for other applications.

Keywords

methylene blue degradation, sodium bismuth oxide nanoparticles

Disciplines

Physical Sciences and Mathematics | Physics

Comments

Degree granted by The University of Texas at Arlington

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Physics Commons

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