Surfactant-mediated synthesis of functional metal oxide nanostructures via microwave irradiation-assisted chemical synthesis

Sanjaya Brahma, S. A. Shivashankar

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Abstract

In the present work we report a rapid microwave irradiation-assisted chemical synthesis technique for the growth of nanoparticles, nanorods, and nanotubes of a variety of metal oxides in the presence of an appropriate surfactant (cationic, anionic, non ionic and polymeric), without the use of any templates. The method is simple, inexpensive, and helps one to prepare nanostructures in quick time, measured in seconds and minutes. This method has been applied successfully to synthesize nanostructures of a variety of binary and ternary metal oxides such as ZnO, CdO, Fe2O3, CuO, Ga2O3, Gd2O3, ZnFe2O 4, etc. There is an observed variation in the morphology of the nanostructures with changes in different process parameters, such as microwave power, irradiation time, identity of solvent, type of surfactant, and its concentration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFunctional Metal-Oxide Nanostructures
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Pages75-80
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781605111476
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 1
Event2009 MRS Spring Meeting: Functional Metal-Oxide Nanostructures - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2009 Apr 142009 Apr 17

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Volume1174
ISSN (Print)0272-9172

Conference

Conference2009 MRS Spring Meeting: Functional Metal-Oxide Nanostructures
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period09-04-1409-04-17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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