Journal of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
Articles Information
Journal of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Vol.1, No.4, Dec. 2015, Pub. Date: Dec. 30, 2015
Synthesis and Characterization of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles using Zinc Acetate Dihydrate and Sodium Hydroxide
Pages: 248-251 Views: 882 Downloads: 1168
Authors
[01] Dalia Ahmed Mohammed Osman, Department of Chemical Industries Research, Industrial Research and Consultancy Centre, Khartoum, Sudan.
[02] Mustafa Abbas Mustafa, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan.
Abstract
Low-temperature aqueous chemical growth methods have shown great potential in the synthesis of ZnO nanostructures. Hexamethylenetetramine (HMTA) is the most common chemical substance used in the hydrothermal synthesis. In this study zinc oxide nanoparticles were prepared via hydrothermal growth using zinc acetate dihydrate and sodium hydroxide, as precursors instead of HMTA, as it is commercially available and cheap. Crystal structure and grain size of the obtained nanoparticles were characterized by X-ray diffractometer. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) has been used to study the morphological features of the ZnO nanopowder. The results obtained show that this hydrothermal synthetic method can produce good quality ZnO nanoparticles.
Keywords
Zinc oxide, Nanostructures, Hydrothermal Synthesis, Morphological Effect
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