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Technological University Dublin

2006

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The Synthesis Of Zinc Oxide By Direct And Indirect Methods, Grainne Duffy Jul 2006

The Synthesis Of Zinc Oxide By Direct And Indirect Methods, Grainne Duffy

Masters

The synthesis of zinc oxide through three routes was investigated; carboxylic acid chelation, polymer assisted synthesis in an alcoholic medium and slow thermolysis of precursor. In the case of carboxylic acid chelation, it was determined that the rate at which the precursor is formed has a significant effect on the quality of zinc oxide particles produced. Investigation of the effect of concentration, pH and species of chelating agent used on the purity and structure of product was undertaken. Examination of the composition and morphology of materials produced revealed the presence of single-crystalline spheres, the packing density and aggregation morphology of ...