Effect of Microwave Irradiation Synthesis of ZnO Nanoparticles

Effect of Microwave Irradiation Synthesis of ZnO Nanoparticles

Chelladurai Amutha Balan Natarajan* Sethuramachandran Thanikaikarasan* Adaikalam Cyrac Peter Thaiyan Mahalingam J. Moreira P. J. Sebastian*

Post Graduate and Research Department of Physics, Raja Dorai Singam Government Arts College, Sivagangai - 630 561, Tamil Nadu, India

Centre for Scientific and Applied Research, School of Basic Engineering and Sciences, PSN College of Engineering and Technology, Tirunelveli – 627 152, Tamil Nadu, India

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ajou University, Suwon- 443 749, Republic of Korea

Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas, Libramiento Norte Poniente 1150, Tuxtla Gutierrez, 29000, Chiapas, Mexico

Instituto de Energias Renovables,UNAM, Temixco 62580, Morelos, Mexico

Corresponding Author Email: 
S_thanikai@rediffmail.com, b_natraj_b@rediffmail.com, sjp@ier.unam.mx
21 November 2015
09 December 2015
25 January 2016
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Zinc Oxide nanoparticles were synthesized from zinc acetate by microwave irradiation method. X-ray diffraction patterns showed that the prepared samples found to exhibit hexagonal structure. Surface morphology and presence of elements have been analyzed using scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive analysis by X-rays. The presence of stretching and bending modes in the prepared samples has been determined using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Optical absorption analysis showed that the prepared samples possess band gap value around 3.02 eV. Photoluminescence spectroscopic analysis indicated a strong ultraviolet emission band at 390 nm and a weak blue - green band and weak blue emission band at 484 and 444 nm respectively.


microwave synthesis, nanoparticles, photoluminescence spectroscopy, zinc oxide

1. Introduction
2. Experimental
3. Results and Discussion
4. Conclusions
5. Acknowledgments

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