Synthesis and Characterization of Single Phase ZnO Nanostructures Via Solvothermal Method : Influence of Alkaline Source

Wee, Boon Siong and Droepenu, Eric Kwabena and Chin, Suk Fun and Kok, K. Y. and Asare, Ebenezer Aquisman (2019) Synthesis and Characterization of Single Phase ZnO Nanostructures Via Solvothermal Method : Influence of Alkaline Source. In: International Conference on Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology, 2-5 December 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia..

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Abstract

Single phase ZnO nanostructures were synthesized by a simple and low temperature solvothennal process from two different alkaline sources; Potassium hydroxide (KOH) and Sodium hydroxide (NaOH) with zinc acetate dihydrate (Zn(CH3COO)2·2H20) as precursor. This facile and rapid synthesis technique achieve high purity of Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanostructures in large scale negating the use of complex and high temperature routes. The synthesized particles were characterized by X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FE-SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), Fourier Transfonn Infrared (FT-IR) Spectroscopy, and Ultraviolet Visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy. ZnO synthesized using KOH and NaOH exhibit wurtzite hexagonal and flake-like nanostructures with average crystallite size of 11.0 nm and 14.9 nm respectively. The optical absorption spectra of the two samples showed absorption bands of 367.70 and 365.30 nm. The results showed the effect of alkaline sources on the surface morphology, structural and optical properties of ZnO.

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nanostructures, Solvothermal synthesis, Alkaline source, Precursor, Microscopy, Spectroscopies, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Research & Innovation Management Centre
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2020 02:10
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2020 02:42
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/28949

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