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Synthesis of ZnO Nanoparticles by Using an Atmospheric-Pressure Plasma Jet

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1104755, PP. 1-7

Subject Areas: Plasma

Keywords: Zinc Oxide, Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet, Electrolytic System, Nanostructures

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In this study, zinc oxide nanoparticles were synthesized by using an at-mospheric-pressure plasma jet in NaOH-HNO3 electrolytic system. Atmos-pheric-Pressure Plasma Jet was successfully used as the cathode and Znsheet was used as the anode. The characterization of zinc oxide was obtained by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), Fourier transformation infra-red (FTIR) and transmission electron microscope (TEM). The results show that the morphology of zincoxide nanocrystals obtained by this technology is mainly dependent on the electrolytic media, current density and reaction temperature. The average grain size of ZnO nanoparticles is around 50.4 nm. These results encourage preparing these nanostructures for using in a great interest applications in solar cells, UV light emitting diodes, gassensors, etc. This technique is low cost, scalable and general and should allow a wide range of nanoparticle materials to be synthesized in the gas or liquid phase.

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Abdullah, E. A. , Anber, A. A. , Edan, F. F. and Fraih, A. J. (2018). Synthesis of ZnO Nanoparticles by Using an Atmospheric-Pressure Plasma Jet. Open Access Library Journal, 5, e4755. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1104755.

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