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Modification of neodymium-doped ZnO hybrid nanoparticles under mild hydrothermal conditions

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Abstract

The morphology and particle size of neodymium-doped ZnO hybrid nanoparticles were tailored through fabrication under mild hydrothermal conditions (T = 150–250 °C, P = autogeneous, t = 18 h) for the first time using two surface modifiers: caprylic acid and n-butylamine. Characterization of these nanoparticles was carried out using powder XRD, FTIR, SEM, zeta-potential analysis and UV-vis spectroscopy. The results revealed that modification of ZnO nanoparticles using neodymium as a dopant and caprylic acid or n-butylamine as a surfactant could change the optical and physical properties of the surface-modified neodymium-doped ZnO hybrid nanoparticles. The work proved the efficiency of caprylic acid and n-butylamine as suitable surfactants for surface modification of neodymium-doped ZnO hybrid nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Modification of neodymium-doped ZnO hybrid nanoparticles under mild hydrothermal conditions

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Submitted
31 Jan 2010
Accepted
15 Mar 2010
First published
25 May 2010

Nanoscale, 2010,2, 1160-1164
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Paper

Modification of neodymium-doped ZnO hybrid nanoparticles under mild hydrothermal conditions

B. Shahmoradi, K. Soga, S. Ananda, R. Somashekar and K. Byrappa, Nanoscale, 2010, 2, 1160
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00069H

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