Synthesis of nanostructured ZnO and ZnO2 by laser ablation process using third harmonic of Nd:YAG laser Online publication date: Wed, 30-Sep-2009
by M.A. Gondal, Z.H. Yamani, Q.A. Drmosh, A. Rashid
International Journal of Nanoparticles (IJNP), Vol. 2, No. 1/2/3/4/5/6, 2009
Abstract: A laser-based method was developed for synthesis of nanostructured ZnO/ZnO2 using nanosecond pulsed laser ablation (PLA) on a metallic zinc target in water. Typical laser pulse energy for PLA process was between 40-130 milli-joules per pulse. The addition of an oxidising agent enhanced the nanoparticle yield by 100% and reduced the grain size drastically. A variety of analysis techniques were applied for the characterisation of products. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time ZnO2 (zinc peroxide) having grain size of 5 nm are produced using laser ablation.
Online publication date: Wed, 30-Sep-2009
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