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    The effect of Au/Ag ratios on surface composition and optical properties of co-sputtered alloy nanoparticles in Au-Ag:SiO2 thin films

    , Article Journal of Alloys and Compounds ; Volume 486, Issue 1-2 , 2009 , Pages 22-28 ; 09258388 (ISSN) Sangpour, P ; Akhavan, O ; Zaker Moshfegh, A. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Gold-silver alloy nanoparticles with various Au concentrations in sputtered SiO2 thin films were synthesized by using RF reactive magnetron co-sputtering and then heat-treated in reducing Ar + H2 atmosphere at different temperatures. The UV-visible absorption spectra of the bimetallic systems confirmed the formation of alloy nanoparticles. The optical absorption of the Au-Ag alloy nanoparticles exhibited only one plasmon resonance absorption peak located at 450 nm between the absorption bands of pure Au and Ag nanoparticles at 400 and 520 nm, respectively, for the thin films annealed at 800 °C. The maximum absorption wavelength of the surface plasmon band showed a red shift with increasing... 

    Growth and field emission study of molybdenum oxide nanostars

    , Article Journal of Physical Chemistry C ; Volume 113, Issue 44 , 2009 , Pages 19298-19304 ; 19327447 (ISSN) Khademi, A ; Azimirad, R ; Zavarian, A. A ; Zaker Moshfegh, A. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    The field emission properties of MoO2 nanostars grown on a silicon substrate and their emission performance in various vacuum gaps are reported in this article. A new structure of molybdenum oxides, named a nanostar, is grown by thermal vapor deposition with a length of ̃1 μm, a thickness of ̃50 nm, and its width in the range of 500-700 nm. The morphology, structure, composition, and chemical states of the prepared nanostars were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). According to XRD analysis, the grown nanostructures are composed of both crystalline Mo4O11 and... 

    Growth of Na0.3WO3 nanorods for the field emission application

    , Article Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics ; Volume 42, Issue 20 , 2009 ; 00223727 (ISSN) Azimirad, R ; Khademi, A ; Akhavan, O ; Zaker Moshfegh, A. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Na0.3WO3 1D nanostructure forms (nanorods and nanobelts) were grown by a solid-liquid-solid mechanism from a 40 nm sputtered tungsten film deposited on a soda-lime substrate and annealed at 700 °C in a tubular furnace in N2 ambient. The morphology, structure, composition and chemical state of the prepared nanostructures were characterized by SEM, XRD, TEM, SAED and XPS measurements. The Na0.3WO3 1D nanostructures were found to have a cubic crystalline structure and grown along the [0 0 1] direction. The nanorods are a few micrometres in length and about 50 nm in diameter. The field-emission application of the prepared samples at different distances between the cathode and the anode was... 

    Oxidized graphitic carbon nitride nanosheets as an effective adsorbent for organic dyes and tetracycline for water remediation

    , Article Journal of Alloys and Compounds ; Volume 809 , 2019 ; 09258388 (ISSN) Yousefi, M ; Villar Rodil, S ; Paredes, J. I ; Zaker Moshfegh, A. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2019
    Graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) is promising as adsorbent for water remediation as its chemical structure allows a variety of mechanisms to interact with wastewater pollutants. However, several issues, such as low specific surface area and insufficient dispersibility in water, have to be tackled to achieve a competitive performance in such use. Previous attempts to improve the features of g-C3N4as an adsorbent have relied on carbon doping and exfoliation in the solid phase by thermal expansion. Here, we demonstrate that exfoliation in the liquid phase by a combination of oxidation and sonication allows preparing g–C3N4–based materials with improved dispersibility in water, increased... 

    Group 6 transition metal dichalcogenide nanomaterials: synthesis, applications and future perspectives

    , Article Nanoscale Horizons ; Volume 3, Issue 2 , 2018 , Pages 90-204 ; 20556756 (ISSN) Samadi, M ; Sarikhani, N ; Zirak, M ; Zhang, H ; Zhang, H. L ; Zaker Moshfegh, A. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Royal Society of Chemistry  2018
    Group 6 transition metal dichalcogenides (G6-TMDs), most notably MoS2, MoSe2, MoTe2, WS2 and WSe2, constitute an important class of materials with a layered crystal structure. Various types of G6-TMD nanomaterials, such as nanosheets, nanotubes and quantum dot nano-objects and flower-like nanostructures, have been synthesized. High thermodynamic stability under ambient conditions, even in atomically thin form, made nanosheets of these inorganic semiconductors a valuable asset in the existing library of two-dimensional (2D) materials, along with the well-known semimetallic graphene and insulating hexagonal boron nitride. G6-TMDs generally possess an appropriate bandgap (1-2 eV) which is...