Preparation and Characterization of ZrO2/ZnO Nanocomposite under Ultrasonic Irradiation via Sol-gel Route

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 Department of Chemistry, East Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Agribusiness Department, Armenian State Agrarian University, IRAN

3 Department of Chemistry, Varamin-Pishva Branch, Islamic Azad University, Varamin, Iran

Abstract

Nanocomposite of ZrO2/ZnO was prepared under ultrasonic irradiation by sol gel process from directly mixing Zirconium and Zinc gels, and the mixture was placed under ultrasonic irradiation for 2 hours then aging time the filtrated composite gel was calcinated at 500°C for 3h in furnace. The precursor sol of zirconium was prepared from an aqueous solution of ZrCl4 and zinc acetate dihydrated was dissolved in de-ionized water. The FT-IR analysis and the XRD study were exhibited that the crystal structure and purity of the ZrO2/ZnO nanocomposite FESEM images was indicated the morphology and the average size of the NPs. The average size of the ZrO2/ZnO nanocomposite was determined 37 nm.

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