Synthesis of Ag/ZnO Nanocomposite Particles by Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis Method

Gürmen S., Ebin B.

TMS 2010 Annual Meeting Supplemental Proceedings on Materials Processing and Properties, Washington, United States Of America, 14 - 18 February 2010, pp.829-834 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Washington
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.829-834
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Ag/ZnO nanocomposite particles were prepared by ultrasonic spray pyrolysis (USP) method using silver nitrate and zinc nitrate aqueous solution in desired concentration under constant air flow rate at 800 degrees C furnace temperature. Then samples were structurally characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM) and energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). The results show that Ag/ZnO nanocomposite particles in spherical morphology were obtained successfully. Also, it was observed that nanocrystal size of Ag and ZnO in the nanocomposite particles are nearly 36 and 34 nm, respectively which are calculated by Scherrer equation.