Facile Synthesis and X-ray Peak Broadening Studies of Zn1-xMgxO Nanopaiticles

Zak, A.K. and Yousefi, R. and Abd Majid, Wan Haliza and Muhamad, M.R. (2012) Facile Synthesis and X-ray Peak Broadening Studies of Zn1-xMgxO Nanopaiticles. Ceramics International, 38 (3). pp. 2059-2064. ISSN 0272-8842, DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2011.10.042.

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Magnesium-doped ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) (Zn1-xMgxO-NPs, x = 0.0, 0.01, 0.03, and 0.05) were synthesized by a simple sol-gel method. The compounds were synthesized at calcination temperatures of 650 degrees C for 2 h. The synthesized Zn1-xMgxO-NPs were characterized by X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD) and high-magnification transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The XRD results revealed that the sample product was crystalline with a hexagonal wurtzite phase. The TEM showed Zn1-xMgxO-NPs with nearly spherical and hexagonal shapes. The size-strain plot (SSP) method was used to study the individual contributions of crystallite sizes and lattice strain on the peak broadening of the Zn1-xMgxO-NPs. Physical parameters such as strain, stress, and energy-density values were calculated more precisely for all reflection peaks of XRD corresponding to the wurtzite hexagonal phase of ZnO in the 20 degrees-100 degrees range from the SSP results. The effect of doping on the optical band-gap was also investigated. The results showed that Mg2+ is a good dopant to control some of the ZnO properties, with minimum defects to its structure. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd and Techna Group Sri. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Zak, A. Khorsand Yousefi, Ramin Abd Majid, W. H. Muhamad, M. R.
Uncontrolled Keywords: zno x-ray diffraction sol-gel strain doped zno nanowires nanoparticles heterostructure morphology ethanol growth oxide
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Depositing User: miss munirah saadom
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2013 15:50
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 08:03
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/5709

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