Growth and structural properties of ZnO-SWCNTs produced by chemical bath deposition and sol-gel methods

A. Omar, Huda Abdullah, M. R. Razali, S. Shaari, Mohd. Raihan Taha

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Abstract

Two different methods were used to synthesize and fabricate zinc oxide-carbon nanotubes (ZnOCNTs) thin films; chemical bath deposition (CBD) and sol-gel method. Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) were implemented in preparing the thin films. The obtained thin films were annealed in air at different temperatures levels of 200 °C, 250 °C, 300 °C and 350 °C for 30 min. Both methods successfully grew various nanostructures of ZnO-CNTs such as nanoparticles, nanobranches and nanoflakes. The synthesized nanostructures were characterized by using field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The crystallite sizes were calculated between 38.54 nm and 6.13 nm. FESEM cross sectional images indicated the thin film thicknesses varied from 164.9 μm to 5.84 μm. The TEM images estimated the diameters of the SWCNTs in the range of 3.38 nm to 16.14 nm. TEM images also proved the presence of ZnO entangled between SWCNTs. A combination of ZnO and SWCNTs in the thin film proposes a simple and low cost CBD method to produce various ZnO-CNTs nanostructures with appropriate thickness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Materials Research
Pages460-473
Number of pages14
Volume895
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event4th International Conference on Solid State Science and Technology, ICSSST 2012 - Melaka
Duration: 18 Dec 201320 Dec 2013

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume895
ISSN (Print)10226680

Other

Other4th International Conference on Solid State Science and Technology, ICSSST 2012
CityMelaka
Period18/12/1320/12/13

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Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCN)
Sol-gel process
Structural properties
Thin films
Nanostructures
Transmission electron microscopy
Field emission
Scanning electron microscopy
Crystallite size
Zinc oxide
Film thickness
Carbon nanotubes
Nanoparticles
X ray diffraction
Air
Costs
Temperature

Keywords

  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Nanostructures
  • Thin film
  • Zinc oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Omar, A., Abdullah, H., Razali, M. R., Shaari, S., & Taha, M. R. (2014). Growth and structural properties of ZnO-SWCNTs produced by chemical bath deposition and sol-gel methods. In Advanced Materials Research (Vol. 895, pp. 460-473). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 895). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.895.460

Growth and structural properties of ZnO-SWCNTs produced by chemical bath deposition and sol-gel methods. / Omar, A.; Abdullah, Huda; Razali, M. R.; Shaari, S.; Taha, Mohd. Raihan.

Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 895 2014. p. 460-473 (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 895).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Omar, A, Abdullah, H, Razali, MR, Shaari, S & Taha, MR 2014, Growth and structural properties of ZnO-SWCNTs produced by chemical bath deposition and sol-gel methods. in Advanced Materials Research. vol. 895, Advanced Materials Research, vol. 895, pp. 460-473, 4th International Conference on Solid State Science and Technology, ICSSST 2012, Melaka, 18/12/13. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.895.460
Omar A, Abdullah H, Razali MR, Shaari S, Taha MR. Growth and structural properties of ZnO-SWCNTs produced by chemical bath deposition and sol-gel methods. In Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 895. 2014. p. 460-473. (Advanced Materials Research). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.895.460
Omar, A. ; Abdullah, Huda ; Razali, M. R. ; Shaari, S. ; Taha, Mohd. Raihan. / Growth and structural properties of ZnO-SWCNTs produced by chemical bath deposition and sol-gel methods. Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 895 2014. pp. 460-473 (Advanced Materials Research).
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