Synthesis and characterization of zno nanorods and nanodisks from zinc chloride aqueous solution

Tengfa Long, Shu Yin, Kouta Takabatake, Peilin Zhnag, Tsugio Sato

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Abstract

ZnO nanorods and nanodisks were synthesized by solution process using zinc chloride as starting material. The morphology of ZnO crystal changed greatly depending on the concentrations of Zn 2+ ion and ethylene glycohol (EG) additive in the solution. The effect of thermal treatment on the morphology was investigated. Photocatalytic activities of plate-like Zn 5(OH) 8Cl 2 • H 2O and rod-like ZnO were characterized. About 18% of 1 ppm NO could be continuously removed by ZnO particles under UV light irradiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-253
Number of pages7
JournalNanoscale Research Letters
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar

Keywords

  • Photocatalytic activity
  • Zinc chloride
  • ZnO nanodisk
  • ZnO nanorod

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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