A Convenient Route To Synthesize Hexagonal Pillar Shaped ZnO nanoneedles Via CTAB Surfactant

K. Kaviyarasu, Prem Anand Devarajan*

Department of Physics, St. Xavier’s College, Palayamkottai, 627002 India

Adv. Mater. Lett., 2013, Current Issue, 4 (7), pp 582-585

DOI: 10.5185/amlett.2012.10443

Publication Date (Web): May 01, 2013

Email: dpremanand@yahoo.co.in

Abstract


In this work we report the successful formation of hexagonal pillar shaped ZnO nanoneedles with high yield and by using simple cheap method with CTAB as the surfactant. SEM and TEM microscopic observation revealed that the ZnO nanorods were smooth and uniform throughout their length and the functional groups in the molecule were identified by FTIR analysis. PL properties of ZnO nannorods were found to be dependent on the growth condition and the resultant morphology revealed that ZnO nanorods were highly transparent in the visible region.

Keywords

Characterization, nanostructures, X-ray diffraction, surface structure, hydrothermal crystal growth, oxides,nanoneedles, photoluminescence, inorganic compounds.

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