Synthesis and Characterization studies of ZnFe2O4 nanoparticles

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R. C. Sripriya, Ezhil Arasi S., Madhavan J., Victor Antony Raj M. (2017). Synthesis and Characterization studies of ZnFe2O4 nanoparticlesMechanics, Materials Science & Engineering, Vol 9. doi:10.2412/mmse.81.85.882

Authors: R. C. Sripriya, Ezhil Arasi S., Madhavan J., Victor Antony Raj M.

ABSTRACT. In this work, ZnFe2O4 nanoparticles were synthesized by a simple microwave irradiation method (MIM) using glycine as the fuel. For the comparative study purpose it was also prepared by conventional heating (CHM) method. The powders were characterized by X-ray diffraction, Transmission electron microscopy and Photoluminescence spectroscopy analysis. XRD Results revealed cubic spinel unit cell structure with an average size of 7 – 21nm. High Resolution Transmission electron microscope (HR- TEM) image shows that sphere like ZnFe2O4 nanoparticles showing particle sizes in the range of 7 – 10 nm. The calculated Eg values of the samples are 2.11 eV and 1.98 eV for ZnFe2O4-MIM and ZnFe2O4-CHM, respectively.  Photoluminescence emission spectra were analyzed.

Keywords: microwave irradiation method, conventional heating method, ZnFe2O4 nanoparticles,XRD, HR- TEM, PL

DOI 10.2412/mmse.81.85.882

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