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Preparation and Characterization of Silver Doped ZnO Nanostructures

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ZnO was prepared by hydrothermal method. The result of scanning electron microscopy showed that the materials had nano rod structures. Ag-doped ZnO was prepared by UV-photoreduction. Crystalline phases and optical absorption of the prepared Ag-doped ZnO samples were determined by X-ray diffraction, Raman spectrum, UV-visible, and UV- photoreduction spectrophotometer. X-ray analyses revealed that Ag was doped ZnO crystallizes in hexagonal wurtzite structure. The incorporation of Ag+ in the site of Zn2+ provoked an increase in the size of nanocrystals as compared to pure ZnO. The photocatalytic and photoluminescence properties of materials were considered.

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N. Nghia, T. Trung, N. Truong and D. Thuy, "Preparation and Characterization of Silver Doped ZnO Nanostructures," Open Journal of Synthesis Theory and Applications, Vol. 1 No. 2, 2012, pp. 18-22. doi: 10.4236/ojsta.2012.12004.


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