The Role of Reagents on Microstructural and Morphological Investagation of Surfactant based Synthesis of CdO Nanorods

Ranjith Kumar E
Department of Physics, KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore–641407, Tamil Nadu, India

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Abstract

Cadmium oxide nanostructures were prepared utilising a noval microwave irradiated wet chemical technique with sodium dodecyl benzene sulphonate as the surfactant and two distinct co-reagents (NH3 and NaOH). XRD, and FTIR were used to examine the microstructural properties of synthesised and heat-treated (300°C) CdO nanostructures. As prepared and annealed smaples, the fluctuation of crystallite size and morphology of CdO nanostructures with different co-reagents was investigated. The average crystallite size of the samples was 11.4 to 17.8 nm for the NH3 reagent and 9.7 to 16.8 nm for the NaOH reagent.

Keywords

  • Nanostructures,
  • Wet Chemical synthesis,
  • Cadmium oxide nanostructures,
  • Microstructural analysis

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