Ghosh, Saptarshi and Majumder, Deblina and Sen, Amarnath and Roy, Somenath (2014) Facile sonochemical synthesis of zinc oxide nanoflakes at room temperature. Materials Letters, 130. pp. 215-217. ISSN 0167-577X

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Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanostructures with controlled morphology have been synthesized by a facile sonochemical method using cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (cationic surfactant) as a structure directing agent. The influence of surfactant concentration on the evolution of morphology, from starletlike 3D structures to 2D flakes, has been systematically investigated. Room temperature formation of phase-pure ZnO crystals has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction (XRD). Field emissiom scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) reveals the dimensions of ZnO flakes, which are 200-400 nm wide and a few nanometre thick. Molecular fingerprints of the synthesized materials have been obtained by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), while UV-vis spectroscopy estimates the bandgap of ZnO as 3.37 eV. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Divisions: Sensor and Actuator
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2014 09:02
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2015 10:59

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