Enhanced structural properties of In2O3 nanoparticles at lower calcination temperature synthesised by co-precipitation method

Goh, Kian Wei and Johan, Mohd Rafie and Wong, Yew Hoong (2018) Enhanced structural properties of In2O3 nanoparticles at lower calcination temperature synthesised by co-precipitation method. Micro & Nano Letters, 13 (2). pp. 270-275. ISSN 1750-0443

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1049/mnl.2017.0540

Abstract

Indium oxide nanoparticles (In2O3 NPs) were formed by calcining the optimised as-prepared indium hydroxide (In(OH)3) NPs. The as-prepared In(OH)3 NPs were synthesised at optimal pH 10 through co-precipitation method at various calcination temperatures (200, 300, 400, 500, 600°C) for 2 h. Characterisation of the samples was performed by thermogravimetric (TGA and differential thermal, DTA) analysis, high-resolution transmission electron microscope (HRTEM), X-ray diffractometer (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and Raman spectroscopy. The complete conversion to In2O3 NPs was reached at 300°C. Besides, the crystallite size of In2O3 NPs calculated by William-Hall equation had the same trend with the values obtained from Scherrer equation. The HRTEM images also showed that the size of In2O3 NPs was within the range of 15-28 nm. Clearly, their work confirmed that the smallest In2O3 NPs (15 nm) with homogenous particle distribution were formed at a lower calcination temperature of 300°C.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Calcination temperature; Coprecipitation method; Differential thermals; High-resolution transmission electron microscopes; Particle distributions; Scherrer equations; Thermo-gravimetric; X ray diffractometers
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) Office > Nanotechnology & Catalysis Research Centre
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2019 07:02
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2019 07:02
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/22015

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