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Title: Comparison of Two Novel Solution-Based Routes for the Synthesis of Equiaxed ZnO Nanoparticles
Authors: ELEN, Ken
KELCHTERMANS, Anke
Van den Rul, H.
Peeters, R.
MULLENS, Jules
HARDY, An
VAN BAEL, Marlies
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: HINDAWI PUBLISHING CORPORATION
Citation: JOURNAL OF NANOMATERIALS, 2011, (ART N° 390621)
Abstract: Due to a dominant one-dimensional growth rate, nanoparticles of zinc oxide often show a rodlike morphology. As a result, the synthesis of small spherical nanoparticles of undoped ZnO remains challenging. This paper presents two procedures that successfully produce a powder consisting of equiaxed zinc oxide nanoparticles: one using a polyethylene glycol- (PEG-) assisted solvothermal method and the other by calcination of zinc oxalate obtained from a microemulsion-mediated method. In the latter, zinc-substituted aerosol OT (AOT) is used as a surfactant. The samples are characterized by inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transforminfrared spectroscopy (FTIR), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), photon correlation spectroscopy (PCS), and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy. Both synthesis techniques produce nanoparticles with similar sizes in the range of 10 to 20 nm. Dense aggregates observed in the calcined powder are infrequent in the case of the solvothermal method.
Notes: Van Bael, MK (reprint author)?[Elen, K; Kelchtermans, A; Van den Rul, H; Mullens, J; Hardy, A; Van Bael, MK] Hasselt Univ, Inst Mat Res, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium [Elen, K; Van den Rul, H; Hardy, A] IMEC Vzw, Div Grp IMOMEC, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium [Elen, K; Peeters, R] XIOS Hogesch Limburg, VerpakkingsCtr, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium marlies.vanbael@uhasselt.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/12267
DOI: 10.1155/2011/390621
ISI #: 000294633400001
ISSN: 1687-4110
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2012
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