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Effects of time exposure and low power sonochemical treatment on ZnO mesostructures

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Costa, B. C. [1] ; Morilla-Santos, C. [2] ; Lisboa-Filho, P. N. [3]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho UN, Programa Posgrad Ciencia & Tecnol Mat, POSMAT, Bauru, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Ceara, Dept Fis, Fortaleza, Ceara - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho UN, Dept Fis, Bauru, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 2

A variety of technological applications related to oxide semiconductor-based devices has attracted great interest in the scientific community. Among these materials, zinc oxide (ZnO) has applications in several areas, from light-emitting diodes (LEDs), photovoltaic devices in solar cells and biomaterials. Furthermore, the possibility of application in technological devices highly depends on the synthesis routes employed. Within this context, we investigate the structural and morphological conformation of ZnO structures obtained by low power sonochemical treatment and the effects of time exposure on these mesostructures. To analyze such influences, two samples were prepared without sonochemical treatment with differences in the initial heat-treatment and gas-flux conditions. Another group of six samples was prepared with different time exposures (5, 15, 30, 60, 90 and 120 min) in a low power sonochemical treatment. All the prepared samples were characterized by the XRD associated to Rietveld refinement and SEM. The obtained results analyses indicated that sonochemical treatment was not a necessary condition to obtain highly ordered mesostructures, however, differences in time exposure led to structural and morphological modifications in the ZnO structures. Furthermore, it was observed that the use of vacuum assisted-thermal treatments promotes undesired second phase removal. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/07296-2 - CDMF - Center for the Development of Functional Materials
Grantee:Elson Longo da Silva
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC