Title: Preparation and characterisation of silver doped ZnO nanostructures

Authors: Nguyen Ngoc Khoa Truong; Tran Nam Trung; Nguyen Tu; Nguyen Van Nghia; Doan Minh Thuy

Addresses: Department of Physics, Quy Nhon University, 170 An Duong Vuong Street, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam ' Department of Physics, Quy Nhon University, 170 An Duong Vuong Street, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam ' Department of Physics, Quy Nhon University, 170 An Duong Vuong Street, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam ' Department of Physics, Quy Nhon University, 170 An Duong Vuong Street, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam ' Department of Physics, Quy Nhon University, 170 An Duong Vuong Street, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam

Abstract: ZnO was prepared by hydrothermal method. The result of scanning electron microscopy showed that the materials had nanorod structures. Ag-doped ZnO was prepared by UV-photoreduction respectively. Crystalline phases and optical absorption of the prepared samples were determined by X-ray diffraction, Raman spectrum and UV-visible spectrophotometer. X-ray analyses reveals that Ag doped ZnO crystallises in hexagonal wurtzite structure. The incorporation of Ag+ in the site of Zn2+ provoked an increase in the size of nanocrystals as compared to pure ZnO. The morphologies of materials have been investigated by using scanning electron microscopy. The photocatalytic property and photoluminescence property of materials were considered.

Keywords: nanostructures; photocatalysis; hydrothermal method; ZnO; zinc oxide; doping silver; nanorods; nanotechnology; nanocrystals; photoluminescence.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNT.2013.053139

International Journal of Nanotechnology, 2013 Vol.10 No.3/4, pp.260 - 268

Available online: 05 Apr 2013 *

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