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Structural, morphological and optical investigation of beta-Ag2MoO4 microcrystals obtained with different polar solvents

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Author(s):
Cunha, F. S. [1] ; Sczancoski, J. C. [2] ; Nogueira, I. C. [3] ; de Oliveira, V. G. [1] ; Lustosa, S. M. C. [1] ; Longo, E. [2] ; Cavalcante, L. S. [1]
Total Authors: 7
Affiliation:
[1] PPQG DQ CCN Univ Estadual Piaui, BR-64002150 Teresina, PI - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Paulista, BR-14801907 Araraquara, SP - Brazil
[3] Inst Fed Maranhao, PPG Engn Mat, BR-65030005 Sao Luid, MA - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: CrystEngComm; v. 17, n. 43, p. 8207-8211, 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 11
Abstract

This communication reports the formation of beta-silver molybdate (beta-Ag2MoO4) microcrystals synthesized by a simple precipitation method using different polar solvents (water, methanol, ethanol, 1-propanol and 1-butanol). These crystals were structurally characterized by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Rietveld refinement. The crystal shapes and sizes were observed by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM). Their optical properties were analyzed by ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) diffuse reflectance spectroscopy. XRD patterns and Rietveld refinement data indicated all crystals have a spinel-type cubic structure. FE-SEM images revealed the crystals tend to increase the average size with reduction in the degree of polarity of the solvent. Finally, beta-Ag2MoO4 microcrystals exhibited a dependence of optical band gap energies (from 3.22 to 3.38 eV) on the intermediary energy levels. (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