Synthesis of Zinc Oxide by Sol–Gel Method for Photoelectrochemical Cells, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 9814560774
  • ISBN-13: 9789814560771
  • DDC: 546.661
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 52 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This book focuses on the study of synthesized ZnO powder using Zn(CH3COO)2∙2H2O precursor, methanol (as solvent), and sodium hydroxide (NaOH) to vary the pH. The successfully synthesized ZnO powder from the sol-gel centrifugation and sol-gel storage methods were characterized and investigated by X-ray diffraction, field emission scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, UV–visible spectroscopy, and photoluminescence test to compare the properties of the nanoparticles. The best characteristic of the ZnO powder from both methods was observed when the powders were coated on an ITO glass to fabricate a PEC. The current density–voltage performances of both PECs were investigated under luminescent and dark conditions.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: ZnO Nanocrystalline Metal Oxide Semiconductor Via Sol Gel Method.
2: ZnO: Effect of pH on the Sol–Gel Process.
3: ZnO: Effect of Centrifugation and Storage on Sol–Gel Process.
4: ZnO: Photoelectrochemical Cells Analysis.