Water Assisted Conversion of ZnO from Metallic Zinc Particles
Zinc oxide (ZnO) was synthesized by solid-liquid reaction of raw Zn particles in water. The synthesized ZnO were characterized with X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electronic microscopy (SEM) and photoluminescence (PL) spectrophotometer. The XRD pattern confirmed that the formation of ZnO with wurtzite structure and ZnOOH crystals. The SEM study clearly exhibited a honeycomb-shaped structure of the Zn/ZnO/ZnOOH composites. Room-temperature PL spectra have been observed a very weak UV emission at 376 nm and a very strong yellow-green emission at 538 nm. Furthermore, a possible mechanism of the water-assisted conversion of ZnO from metallic Zn particles was discussed.
Yuan Ming Huang
Q. L. Ma et al., "Water Assisted Conversion of ZnO from Metallic Zinc Particles", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 538, pp. 38-41, 2013