American Journal of Applied Sciences

ORGANIC SOL-GEL METHOD IN THE SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ZINC OXIDE NANOPARTICLES

Keanchuan Lee, Zulhilmi Akmal Saipolbahri, Beh Hoe Guan and Hassan Soleimani

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2014.959.962

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 11, Issue 6

Pages 959-962

Abstract

Nanosized Zinc Oxide (ZnO) was synthesized using sol-gel method. The nanomaterials with structure were annealed at different temperatures ranging from 500 to 700°C which were chosen based on the Thermogravimetric (TGA) Analysis. The structure and morphology were characterized by Powder X-Ray Diffraction (PXRD) and Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), respectively. The PXRD shows the increasing tendency in crystallite size when the annealing temperature increases and the hexagonal structure of ZnO. TEM further revealed the same tendency which the Zn NPs size increased with the annealing temperature.

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© 2014 Keanchuan Lee, Zulhilmi Akmal Saipolbahri, Beh Hoe Guan and Hassan Soleimani. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.