Journal of Nanomaterials & Molecular NanotechnologyISSN: 2324-8777

Research Article, J Nanomater Mol Nanotechnol Vol: 6 Issue: 2

Synthesis and Characterization Studies of Pb:Zr:/O2 Nanorods for Optoelectronic Applications

Kaviyarasu K1,2*, Xolile Fuku1,2, Kotsedi L1,2, Manikandan E1,3, Kennedy J1,4 and Maaza M1,2
1UNESCO-UNISA Africa Chair in Nanosciences/Nanotechnology Laboratories, College of Graduate Studies, University of South Africa (UNISA), Muckleneuk Ridge, P O Box 392, Pretoria, South Africa
2Nanosciences African network (NANOAFNET), Materials Research Department (MSD), iThemba LABS-National Research Foundation (NRF), 1 Old Faure Road, 7129, P O Box 722, Somerset West, Western Cape Province, South Africa
3Central Research Laboratory, Sree Balaji Medical College & Hospital, Bharath University, Chrompet, Chennai 600044, Tamil Nadu, India
4National Isotope Centre, GNS Science, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Corresponding author : Kaviyarasu K
UNESCO-UNISA Africa Chair in Nanosciences/Nanotechnology Laboratories, College of Graduate Studies, University of South Africa (UNISA), Muckleneuk Ridge, P O Box 392, Pretoria, South Africa
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Received: June 21, 2016 Accepted: December 31, 2016 Published: January 07, 2017
Citation: Kaviyarasu K, Fuku X, Kotsedi L, Manikandan E, Kennedy J (2017) Synthesis and Characterization Studies of Pb:Zr:/O2 Nanorods for Optoelectronic Applications. J Nanomater Mol Nanotechnol 6:2. doi: 10.4172/2324-8777.1000211

Abstract

Synthesis and Characterization Studies of Pb:Zr:/O2 Nanorods for Optoelectronic Applications

In the present work, we have synthesized ZrO2 doped PbO2 nanocrystals were successfully prepared by hydrothermal method which is Zirconium nitrate hydrate (Zr(NO3)4.5H2O) and lead nitrate (Pb(NO3)2) were used as a precursor. In the experimental results show that the amount of Iodine (I) and the NaOH concentration plays a important roles in the formation of hexagonal defined amount of ethylene glycol at 900 °C within 21 hrs. In the physiochemical properties of Zr doped lead oxide nanorod were determined by using X-ray diffraction (XRD), ultraviolet–visible spectroscopy (UV-vis), Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and Transmission electron microscope (TEM). In Zr doped Pb oxide nanorods were the highest photon activity under both UV and visible light irradiation.

Keywords: Electron microscopy; Semiconductors; Microstructure; Energy storage and conversion; Powder technology

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