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Title: Substitutional effect of Ni on different properties of ZnO nanocrystals

Samples of pure and Ni doped ZnO nanocrystals with nominal compositions (x = 0.00, 0.03, 0.05) were successfully synthesized by Co-precipitation method. These samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR). From XRD patterns it is confirmed that all samples have hexagonal (wurtzite) structure without formation any secondary phases. Atomic packing fraction (APF) and c/a ratio were calculated using XRD data. The lattice parameters of samples decrease with increasing Ni concentration. The average crystalline size was calculated by Scherrer’s formula and it is found that the average crystalline size is in the range 43-56 nm. The SEM micrographs of samples show the agglomeration of nanocrystals. Chemical species of the samples were detected using FTIR spectra. It confirms the formation of ZnO with the stretching vibrational mode around at 512 cm{sup −1}.
Authors:
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  1. Advanced Materials Research Laboratory, Department of Physics, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad-431 004 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22490309
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1665; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 59. DAE solid state physics symposium 2014, Tamilnadu (India), 16-20 Dec 2014; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY; AGGLOMERATION; CONCENTRATION RATIO; COPRECIPITATION; DOPED MATERIALS; FOURIER TRANSFORMATION; HEXAGONAL LATTICES; INFRARED SPECTRA; LATTICE PARAMETERS; NANOSTRUCTURES; NICKEL; SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; X-RAY DIFFRACTION; ZINC OXIDES