Synthesis and Conductometric Property of Sol-Gel-Derived ZnO/PVP Nano Hybrid Films
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J. Mater. Eng. Perform.
atomic force microscopy; conductometry; polymer nanocomposite; sol-gel; zinc oxide; ZINC-OXIDE FILMS; DOPED ZNO FILMS; OPTICAL-PROPERTIES; NANOPARTICLES; DEPOSITION; OXIDATION; Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
ZnO nanoparticles immobilized in polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) were prepared using sol-gel dip-coating technique with varying Zn2+/PVP ratios. The films were characterized using atomic force microscopy, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy for chemical analysis. The size and concentration of ZnO particles decreased as the Zn/PVP ratio decreased. Under low Zn2+/PVP molar ratios, ZnO particles were clearly well separated and capped in the PVP polymer matrix. Electrical resistivity of 10(8) Omega cm was achieved under these deposition conditions.
Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance
"Synthesis and Conductometric Property of Sol-Gel-Derived ZnO/PVP Nano Hybrid Films" (2013). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 4139.