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Title: The growth of ubiquitous ZnO rods on PMMA-coated substrate by solution-immersion method at different annealing temperatures

Abstract

In this work, solution-immersion method was used to grow ZnO rods on PMMA-coated substrate. For this purpose, 0.15 M of zinc nitrate hexahydrate (Zn(NO{sub 3}){sub 2}.6H{sub 2}O) and hexamethylenetetramine (C{sub 6}H{sub 12}N{sub 4}) were used to growth of ZnO films at different annealing temperatures (room temperature, 80, 100, 120 and 140 °C). The morphology of the films was investigated by Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and optical properties were studied by Ultraviolet (UV-Vis) Spectroscopy. SEM analysis showed ubiquitous growth of ZnO rods that became better aligned and more closely-packed as the annealing temperature increased. As the annealing temperature exceeds 100 °C, the rods tend to merge to adjacent particles and the UV absorption decreased for the sample at higher temperatures (120 °C and 140 °C). Good absorption and better orientation of ZnO was obtained for the sample annealed at 100 °C due to the film possess better distribution and these improved orientation of particles caused the light to be effectively scattered on the sample. Both surface morphology and UV was significantly affected by the change in annealing temperatures thus thermal effect played a dominant role in shaping and improving the orientation of ZnO rods on PMMA-coated and its UV absorption.

Authors:
; ; ; ;  [1];  [2]; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. NANO-Scitech Centre, Institute of Science, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor (Malaysia)
  2. (Malaysia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22608602
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1733; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: IC-NET 2015: International conference on nano-electronic technology devices and materials 2015, Selangor (Malaysia), 27 Feb - 2 Mar 2015; Other Information: (c) 2016 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; ABSORPTION; ANNEALING; DISTRIBUTION; FILMS; HYDRATES; NITROGEN OXIDES; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; ORIENTATION; PMMA; SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; SPECTROSCOPY; SUBSTRATES; SURFACES; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0273-0400 K; ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION; UROTROPIN; VISIBLE RADIATION; ZINC; ZINC NITRATES; ZINC OXIDES

Citation Formats

Aadila, A., E-mail: aadilaazizali@gmail.com, Asib, N. A. M., Afaah, A. N., Husairi, F. S., Khusaimi, Z., E-mail: zurai142@salam.edu.my, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Mohamed, R., Rusop, M., and NANO-Electronic Centre, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor. The growth of ubiquitous ZnO rods on PMMA-coated substrate by solution-immersion method at different annealing temperatures. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4948864.
Aadila, A., E-mail: aadilaazizali@gmail.com, Asib, N. A. M., Afaah, A. N., Husairi, F. S., Khusaimi, Z., E-mail: zurai142@salam.edu.my, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Mohamed, R., Rusop, M., & NANO-Electronic Centre, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor. The growth of ubiquitous ZnO rods on PMMA-coated substrate by solution-immersion method at different annealing temperatures. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4948864.
Aadila, A., E-mail: aadilaazizali@gmail.com, Asib, N. A. M., Afaah, A. N., Husairi, F. S., Khusaimi, Z., E-mail: zurai142@salam.edu.my, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Mohamed, R., Rusop, M., and NANO-Electronic Centre, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor. 2016. "The growth of ubiquitous ZnO rods on PMMA-coated substrate by solution-immersion method at different annealing temperatures". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4948864.
@article{osti_22608602,
title = {The growth of ubiquitous ZnO rods on PMMA-coated substrate by solution-immersion method at different annealing temperatures},
author = {Aadila, A., E-mail: aadilaazizali@gmail.com and Asib, N. A. M. and Afaah, A. N. and Husairi, F. S. and Khusaimi, Z., E-mail: zurai142@salam.edu.my and Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor and Mohamed, R. and Rusop, M. and NANO-Electronic Centre, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor},
abstractNote = {In this work, solution-immersion method was used to grow ZnO rods on PMMA-coated substrate. For this purpose, 0.15 M of zinc nitrate hexahydrate (Zn(NO{sub 3}){sub 2}.6H{sub 2}O) and hexamethylenetetramine (C{sub 6}H{sub 12}N{sub 4}) were used to growth of ZnO films at different annealing temperatures (room temperature, 80, 100, 120 and 140 °C). The morphology of the films was investigated by Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and optical properties were studied by Ultraviolet (UV-Vis) Spectroscopy. SEM analysis showed ubiquitous growth of ZnO rods that became better aligned and more closely-packed as the annealing temperature increased. As the annealing temperature exceeds 100 °C, the rods tend to merge to adjacent particles and the UV absorption decreased for the sample at higher temperatures (120 °C and 140 °C). Good absorption and better orientation of ZnO was obtained for the sample annealed at 100 °C due to the film possess better distribution and these improved orientation of particles caused the light to be effectively scattered on the sample. Both surface morphology and UV was significantly affected by the change in annealing temperatures thus thermal effect played a dominant role in shaping and improving the orientation of ZnO rods on PMMA-coated and its UV absorption.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4948864},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 1733,
place = {United States},
year = 2016,
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