Green Synthesis and Application of Metal Oxide and Metal Sulphide Nanoparticles
Wednesday 28 July 2010, 1.00PM
Speaker(s): Dr Dominic Walsh, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol
A simple and green methodology for the controlled synthesis of a range of functional metal oxide and metal sulphide will be described. Biopolymer stabilisation was used which allows the use of enzymes for controlled de-shelling of the prepared nanoparticles. The process shown here has good potential for scale up as a biosynthetic route for a range of functional nanoparticles. These nanomaterials have application in new generation solar cells and for solar energy conversion by water splitting. Some of these applications will be described and shown.