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Synthesis of Nanosized ZnO by High Frequency Induction Method

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Abstract:

In this study, presents an innovative method for nanoparticle synthesis system for nanosized ZnO fabrication with powder or suspension type. The experimental device is primarily composed of a high frequency induction heating system, a pressure control system, a temperature control system and an automatic nanoparticle collection system. This study employs an automatic collection system with liquid nitrogen to condense and collect the nanoparticles. The influence of such process variables such as heating temperature and vacuum pressure are analyzed and compared through experimentation in order to identify the working conditions most conducive to the production of nanoparticles with smaller mean particle size. The prepared ZnO nanoparticles are characterized for nanostructural properties by the TEM and XRD. An Ultraviolet–Visible (UV–Vis) spectrophotometer is used to analyze the optical property of the nanoparticles. The ZnO nanofluid already has good dispersion, so even without dispersant, it can still remain in stable suspension for a fairly long time. Experimental results indicate that the particle size of produced ZnO nanoparticles is around 20 nm and with the production rate of 1.24 g/min.

Keywords: GAS CONDENSATION METHOD; HIGH FREQUENCY INDUCTION; ZNO NANOPARTICLES

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2008.A232

Publication date: February 1, 2008

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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