SAIP 2011 Support
Carbon-Nickel Oxide Nanocomposite coatings: Preparation and characterization
Presented by Mr. Ngcali TILE on 13 Jul 2011 from 13:45 to 14:00
Type: Oral Presentation
Track: Track A - Condensed Matter Physics and Material Science
<p>Nanocomposite materials have wide range of applications in solar energy conversion. In this work, C-NiO nanocomposite coatings are prepared using sol-gel synthesis and deposited on aluminium substrates using a spin coater. The coatings are prepared from alcoholic sols based on Ni-acetate using diethalonamine as a chelating agent and polyethylene glycol (PEG) as organic template. Sucrose is used as a carbon source. Sols with different PEG and sucrose concentrations are prepared and coated on aluminium substrates. The effect of heat temperature on the properties is also investigated. The optical and structural changes of the nanocomposite coatings are characterized by UV-Vis, FTIR, thermal emissometer, Raman, and SEM techniques. It has been shown that the solar absorption increases with increasing the heating temperature in the temperature range 300 – 550 °C due to the increase in carbon content in the composite material. Preliminary durability studies on these samples will also be presented
Level (Hons, MSc, PhD, other)?
Consider for a student award (Yes / No)?
- Dr. Kittessa RORO CSIR NLC
- Mr. Brian YALISI CSIR NLC, School of Physics University of KwaZulu Natal
- Dr. Ted ROBERTS CSIR NLC
- Prof. Andrew FORBES CSIR NLC, School of Physics University of KwaZulu Natal