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Structural and Optical Characterization of ZnO Nanoparticles Synthesized Via Low Temperature Precipitation Method

  • Mohammad Ramzan Parra
  • Fazila Syed
  • M. Husain
  • Fozia Z. Haque
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Abstract

ZnO nanoparticles were successfully synthesized via a low temperature and simple precipitation method. Crystallinity, phase purity and structural properties of as prepared material were analyzed by X-ray diffraction pattern (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) with 32 nm average crystallite size. Additionally, the optical properties of the sample were investigated by using Uv-Vis-NIR and Photoluminescence spectroscopy with an energy band gap at 3.09 eV. These results should be useful in developing optoelectronic devices such as UV-LEDs and laser diodes.

Keywords

ZnO nanoparticles Precipitation method Crystallite size Energy band gap 

Notes

Acknowledgments

Authors are grateful to UGC-DAE-IUC Indore and HSADL, Bhopal for some characterizations support.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammad Ramzan Parra
    • 1
  • Fazila Syed
    • 2
  • M. Husain
    • 3
  • Fozia Z. Haque
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsMaulana Azad National Institute of Technology (M.A.N.I.T.)BhopalIndia
  2. 2.J.J. PharmaceuticalsR&D Analytical Method DevelopmentJeddahSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsJamia Millia IslamiaNew DelhiIndia

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