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Title: ZnO nanorods and nanopolypods synthesized using microwave assisted wet chemical and thermal evaporation method
Authors: Singh, A K
Multani, S S
Patil, S B
Keywords: Zinc oxide;Thermal evaporation;Microwave method;Nanorods;Nanopolypods
Issue Date: Apr-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanostructures have been grown on glass and silicon substrate by microwave assisted wet-chemical (MAWC) method and thermal evaporation using TGA. The effect of different preparative parameters on the growth of ZnO nanostructures has been studied. The synthesized nanostructures are characterized using UV-Vis spectroscopy, particle size analyzer, XRD, SEM, and EDX. ZnO nanostructures, i.e. nanorods (NRs) obtained using evaporation method are of 200-250 nm in diameter and nanopolypods (NPPs) with pod diameter in the range 150-200 nm and pod length in the range 700-800 nm, whereas from MAWC method, NRs produced are 100-150 nm in diameter and NPPs with pod diameter in the range 150-200 nm and 1.5-2 µm of pod length. XRD studies show that the prepared samples are nanocrystalline in nature with hexagonal wurtzite phase and highly oriented along (002) direction.
Page(s): 270-276
ISSN: 0975-1041 (Online); 0019-5596 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJPAP Vol.49(04) [April 2011]

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