Sonochemically Assisted Synthesis of ZnO Nanoparticles: A Novel Direct Method

Document Type: Research Article

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1 Department of Concrete, Building and Housing Research Center (BHRC), P.O. Box 13145-1696 Tehran, I.R. IRAN

2 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, P.O. Box 14155-4838 Tehran, I.R. IRAN

Abstract

Nanocrystalline ZnO particles were prepared by a novel sonochemical route from zinc acetate and sodium hydroxide without any requirement of calcination steps at high temperature and without surfactants. Variations in several parameters and their effects on the structural (crystal size and morphology) properties of nanoparticles were investigated. Characterizations were carried out by X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), IR spectroscopy, Thermal Gravimetry Analysis and Diffrential Thermal Analysis (TGA/DTA).

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