Size and shape engineering of ZnO nanoparticles

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Klupp Taylor R, Voigt M, Segets D, Peukert W, Marczak R
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2008
Tagungsband: 2008 AIChE Annual Meeting
Sprache: Englisch


The investigation of ZnO nanoparticles is of great interest due to the wide range of potential applications for this material. Despite this, a thorough understanding of the optical, electronic and structural properties of ZnO nanoparticles with respect to their synthesis is still lacking. We tackled this problem by synthesizing ZnO nanoparticles with nanocrystal, nanorod and self-assembled aggregate form using ambient and hydrothermal wet chemical processes. Dynamic light scattering, absorption and emission spectroscopies, thermogravimetric analysis, X-ray powder diffraction, Fourier infrared spectroscopy as well as transmission and scanning electron microscopies were employed to characterize and compare the nanoparticles composition, their shape, size and crystallinity. By varying different parameters of the synthesis processes like precursors and their concentrations, solvent used, surfactant, temperature, and reaction time we were able to control the size and shape of the particles. In particular we noted the tendency of ZnO nanocrystals to self-assemble into dense structures which preserve the anisotropic crystal structure. Using surface-mediating polymers such as PVP, this self-organisation could be modified so as to produce nanostructures with a tunable porosity, with great potential for application.

FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Klupp Taylor, Robin Prof.
Professur für Nanostructured Particles
Peukert, Wolfgang Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Feststoff- und Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik
Segets, Doris Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Feststoff- und Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik
Voigt, Michael Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Feststoff- und Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik


Klupp Taylor, R., Voigt, M., Segets, D., Peukert, W., & Marczak, R. (2008). Size and shape engineering of ZnO nanoparticles. In 2008 AIChE Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, US.

Klupp Taylor, Robin, et al. "Size and shape engineering of ZnO nanoparticles." Proceedings of the Conference: 2008 AIChE Annual Meeting, Philadelphia 2008.


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