Growth of Significantly Low Dimensional Zinc Orthotitanate (Zn2TiO4) Nanoparticles by Solid State Reaction Method
In this work, the ZnO-TiO2 mixed phase nanoparticles were prepared by solid state reaction method by using ZnO and TiO2 powder as precursors. The X-ray diffraction pattern shows a dominant phase of Zinc Orthotitanate (Zn2TiO4). The average particle size (58±18 nm) calculated by the analysing FESEM data closely matches with the particle size calculated by Scherrer’s equation. The calculated average particle size is significantly smaller than the previously published results of nanoparticles, prepared by same method. In the Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET) study the specific surface area of the nanoparticles was found as 8.78 m2/g which is similar to the surface area reported in this material prepared by mechanochemical method. The method which we report is simpler and cost effective unlike the previous reported.
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