Impact of surfactants on Pb (Zr0.53Ti0.47) O3 nanocrystal formation

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Journal titleMaterials Letters
Pages5256; # of pages: 5
SubjectGrowth conditions; High resolution transmission electronic microscopy; Nano meter range; Nanocrystal formation; PZT; Single-crystalline; Triton X-100; Tween-20; Lead; Nanocrystals; Nanorods; Sintering; Sol-gel process; X ray diffraction; Zirconium; Surface active agents
AbstractIn this article, we studied how surfactants can impact Pb (Zr 0.53Ti0.47) O3 (PZT) nanocrystal formation to result in interesting nanohexagon and nanorod shapes of PZT crystal. The PZT nanohexagons/nanorods with typical diameters and bounding lengths within the nanometer range were synthesized by sintering the mixture of PZT crystals. After annealing at 800 °C for 3 h, PZT nanohexagons were formed with Tween 20. Using the same sol-gel method and growth condition but with Tween 20 replaced by Triton X-100, PZT nanocrystals were formed having nanorod shapes. Their single-crystalline nanostructures and compositions were confirmed by high resolution transmission electronic microscopy (HR-TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Raman Spectra. The results of this study demonstrated new insight on how surfactants impact the morphology of PZT formation. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada (NRC-CNRC); National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT-INNT)
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NPARC number21269934
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