Synthesis and Characterization of ZnO Nanostructures by Polymeric Precursor Route
R.S. Razavia, M.R. Loghman-Estarkib and M. Farhadi-Khouzanib
aDepartment of Materials Engineering, Malek Ashtar University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran
bDepartment of Materials Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran
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Zinc oxide nano- and submicrostructures have been synthesized controllably by polymeric precursor method (Pechini). In this approach, zinc acetate Zn(CH3COO-)2ยท2H2O, citric acid and ethylene glycol were used as the source of Zn2+, the chelating agent and the connecting agent, respectively. The microstructure of the ZnO nano- and submicrostructures was characterized by X-ray diffractometry and scanning electron microscopy and the optical property was investigated by the room temperature photoluminescence spectra. The effect of ethylene glycol to citric acid mole ratio on the morphology and structure of the products was discussed.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.121.98
PACS numbers: 78.67.-n