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ORGANIC SOL-GEL METHOD IN THE SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ZINC OXIDE NANOPARTICLES

Keanchuan Lee1, Zulhilmi Akmal Saipolbahri1, Beh Hoe Guan1 and Hassan Soleimani1
  • 1 Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Bandar Seri Iskandar, 31750 Tronoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia

Abstract

Nanosized Zinc Oxide (ZnO) was synthesized using sol-gel method. The nanomaterials with structure were annealed at different temperatures ranging from 500 to 700°C which were chosen based on the Thermogravimetric (TGA) Analysis. The structure and morphology were characterized by Powder X-Ray Diffraction (PXRD) and Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), respectively. The PXRD shows the increasing tendency in crystallite size when the annealing temperature increases and the hexagonal structure of ZnO. TEM further revealed the same tendency which the Zn NPs size increased with the annealing temperature.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 11 No. 6, 2014, 959-962

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2014.959.962

Submitted On: 8 November 2013 Published On: 7 April 2014

How to Cite: Lee, K., Saipolbahri, Z. A., Guan, B. H. & Soleimani, H. (2014). ORGANIC SOL-GEL METHOD IN THE SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ZINC OXIDE NANOPARTICLES. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 11(6), 959-962. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2014.959.962

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Keywords

  • Nanoparticles
  • Sol-Gel Method
  • Crystallite Size