Research Article of International Journal of Nanoparticle Research
Synthesis & Structural Characteristics of ZnBi2O4 Nanoparticles Prepared by Citrate-Gel Auto Combustion Method
K. Vijay Kumar1* CH. Shilpa Chakra2 K. Rama Krishna3 A. Rajesham4
1Department of Physics, JNTUH, College of Engineering Sultanpur, Sultanpur(V), Pulkal(M), Sangareddy-Dist., 502 273, T.S., India;
2Center for Nano Science and Technology, IST, JNTUH, Kukatpally, Hyderabad-500085, T. S., India;
3Department of Physics, Malla Reddy College of Engineering &Technology, Secunderabad– 500 014, T. S., India;
4Department of Physics, Sridevi Women’s Engineering College, Vattinagulapalli, Hyderabad– 500 075Telangana, India
Zinc Bismuth nanoparticles with chemical composition of ZnBi2O4 is prepared by chemical citrate gel auto combustion method by using citric acid as fuel. The synthesized nano particles are sintered at different temperatures like 300OC, 400OC, 500OC, & 600OC for 4 hours in air medium. The single phase cubic structure is confirmed by X-ray diffraction, the average crystallite sizes of these samples are found to be in the order of 34 nm to 60 nm. The surface morphology of the samples is studied by using Scanning Electron Microscopy. The EDS spectrum confirms the presence of Bismuth, Zinc and Oxygen without any precipitating cations. FT-IR spectroscopy confirms the formation of spinel structure, the average particle sizes of the samples are measured by using DLS technique.
Keywords: Bismuth zinc nano particles, X-rd, SEM, EDS
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Vijay Kumar，CH. Shilpa Chakra, K. Rama Krishna, A. Rajesham, Synthesis & Structural Characteristics of ZnBi2O4 Nanoparticles Prepared by Citrate-Gel Auto Combustion Method. International Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 2017; 2:5.
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