|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Alloys and Compounds for Thermoelectric and Solar Cell Applications VI
||Composite of ZnO/Au Hybrid Structure on Silk Textile for Flexible Photocatalyst Application
||Wan-Ting Chiu, Yuma Tahara, Chun-Yi Chen, Tso-Fu Mark Chang, Tomoko Hashimoto, Hiromichi Kurosu, Masato Sone
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The wearable device is foreseen to continue prospering and is differentiated into various functions such as photocatalytic devices due to a variety of requests in the next-generation technology. A technique to integrate the functional materials and fabrics together becomes the greatest challenge. This study therefore conducted electroless Au deposition and cathodic deposition of ZnO to organize ZnO/Au hybrid layered structure onto silk textile meeting the aforementioned demands. Several fundamental evaluations such as electrical conductivity and photocatalytic activity were measured in this study to realize the practicality of the composites. Electrical conductivity is within suitable range for the application. Through the XRD pattern, the composite materials on the silk textile were confirmed to be ZnO wurtzite phase and Au phase. Specimen synthesized with 0.2 vol.% H<sub>2</sub>O<sub>2</sub> in the electrolyte shows 5 times enhancement than those without H<sub>2</sub>O<sub>2</sub>, which shows that H<sub>2</sub>O<sub>2</sub> in the electrolyte has significant influence on the photocatalytic activity.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume