4-8 July 2016
Kramer Law building
The Proceedings of SAIP2016 published on 24 December 2017
Microwave-assisted method derived ZnO nanostructures with various morphologies: Effect of pH on PL, magnetic and sensing properties.
Presented by Ms. Katekani SHINGANGE on 5 Jul 2016 from 16:10 to 18:00
Type: Poster Presentation
Session: Poster Session (1)
Track: Track A - Division for Physics of Condensed Matter and Materials
Board #: A.396
Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanostructures with different morphologies induced by variation of pH were successfully synthesized using the microwave-assisted hydrothermal method. Based on scanning electron microscopy (SEM), photoluminescence (PL) and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) studies, variation of pH have substantial effect on the morphology, surface defects, magnetic properties, and surface area of the ZnO nanostructures. The sensing performance of the ZnO nanostructures to different concentrations of methane (CH<sub>4</sub>), and ammonia (NH<sub>3</sub>) at 300°C was investigated.
Gugu H. Mhlongo,firstname.lastname@example.org, CSIR