Synthesis of Spherical Zinc Oxide Micro-Flower via an Electric Field-Assisted Homogeneous Precipitation Method
This paper presents the experimental results on electric field-assisted synthesis of spherical Zinc Oxide (ZnO) micro-flower in an homogeneous precipitation method. The synthesis processes with and without an electric field were compared. The products were characterized via SEM, XRD, TGA and FT-IR spectrum. The results show that the spherical ZnO micro-flower composed of ZnO single crystalline nanoparticles have thickness of about 10nm, width of about 50nm.The SEM results show that the application of an electric field caused the morphology transformation from flake-like to flower-like. It was found that an electric field had an effect on the crystal structure,the particle size and morphology.
Liangchi Zhang, Chunliang Zhang and Zichen Chen
X. J. Liang et al., "Synthesis of Spherical Zinc Oxide Micro-Flower via an Electric Field-Assisted Homogeneous Precipitation Method", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 328-330, pp. 1541-1544, 2011