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Effect of annealing temperature and pH on morphology and optical property of highly dispersible ZnO nanoparticles
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Uthirakumar، نويسنده , , Periyayya and Hong، نويسنده , , Chang-Hee، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2009
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Highly dispersible zinc oxide nanoparticles were produced in large quantity via a simple solution method. The effect of temperature and pH impact on as-prepared ZnO nanoparticles with respect to the morphological and optical characteristics has been investigated. The average particle size of ZnO nanoparticles increased with increasing annealing temperature. A sharp UV band-edge emission was observed in as-prepared ZnO nanoparticles with negligibly less intense deep level emission. However, upon annealing at high temperature in air, UV band-edge emission disappears with an evolution of a broad deep level emission in photoluminescence spectra. Similarly, by adjusting the pH of reaction medium from 4 to pH = 8 using ammonium hydroxide solution, particle size gets bigger and bigger leads to red-shift in UV band-edge emission and an appearance of deep level emission peak. At pH = 8, well resolved sharp X-ray diffraction peaks were observed with lower FWHM values due to higher crystallite sizes.
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Single crystalline , Nanoparticles , SOLUTION , Zinc oxide , Photoluminescence
Journal title :
Materials Characterization
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