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Title: Optical properties of CTAB modified ZrO{sub 2} nanoparticles

Among various metal oxides, Zirconia (ZrO{sub 2}) has been considered as one of the most investigated materials for its outstanding mechanical properties and ionic conduction properties, due to its high oxygen ion conduction. ZrO{sub 2} nanoparticles with and without surfactant CTAB (Cetyltrimethylammonium bromide) were synthesized by hydrothermal method. Surfactants form a unique class of chemical compounds, because of their remarkable ability to influence the properties of surface and interface of compound. The remarkable effect of surfactant on the optical properties of Zirconia nanoparticles were investigated comprehensively by X-Ray diffraction (XRD), UV-visible and Photoluminescence spectroscopy. The crystalline nanoparticles with tetragonal phase have been observed. The size of nanoparticles has been found to decrease with use of surfactant. The optical properties have also been found to change as an effect of surface modification of nanoparticles.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Department of Physics, Center of Advanced Study in Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh-160 014 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22488873
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1675; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: AMRP-2015: 4. national conference on advanced materials and radiation physics, Longowal (India), 13-14 Mar 2015; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY; EMISSION SPECTROSCOPY; HYDROTHERMAL SYNTHESIS; INTERFACES; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; MODIFICATIONS; NANOPARTICLES; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; OXYGEN IONS; PHOTOLUMINESCENCE; SURFACES; SURFACTANTS; ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRA; VISIBLE SPECTRA; X-RAY DIFFRACTION; ZIRCONIUM OXIDES