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Synthesis of Zinc Oxide by Sol–Gel Method for Photoelectrochemical Cells

  • Siti Salwa Alias
  • Ahmad Azmin Mohamad

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Materials book series (BRIEFSMATERIALS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Siti Salwa Alias, Ahmad Azmin Mohamad
    Pages 1-8
  3. Siti Salwa Alias, Ahmad Azmin Mohamad
    Pages 9-25
  4. Siti Salwa Alias, Ahmad Azmin Mohamad
    Pages 27-39
  5. Siti Salwa Alias, Ahmad Azmin Mohamad
    Pages 41-50
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 51-52

About this book

Introduction

This book focuses on the study of synthesized ZnO powder using Zn(CH3COO)2∙2H2O precursor, methanol (as solvent), and sodium hydroxide (NaOH) to vary the pH. The successfully synthesized ZnO powder from the sol-gel centrifugation and sol-gel storage methods were characterized and investigated by X-ray diffraction, field emission scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, UV–visible spectroscopy, and photoluminescence test to compare the properties of the nanoparticles. The best characteristic of the ZnO powder from both methods was observed when the powders were coated on an ITO glass to fabricate a PEC. The current density–voltage performances of both PECs were investigated under luminescent and dark conditions.

Keywords

Metal Oxide Semiconductor Photoelectrochemical Cell Sol-Gel Synthesis Sol–Gel Centrifugation Sol–Gel Storage Zinc Oxide Nanocrystalline

Authors and affiliations

  • Siti Salwa Alias
    • 1
  • Ahmad Azmin Mohamad
    • 2
  1. 1.Materials & Mineral Resources Engnr.Universiti Sains MalaysiaNibong TebalMalaysia
  2. 2.Materials & Mineral Resources Engnr.Universiti Sains MalaysiaNibong TebalMalaysia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-4560-77-1
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-4560-76-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-4560-77-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-1091
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-1105
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