Synthesis and characterization of ZnO microrods with polyaniline prepared by hydrothermal method

  • Michelle Bringino Celebrado Materials Science and Engineering Program, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Kloudene Salazar National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Mia Angela Judicpa Institute of Chemistry, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Roma Lopez Institute of Chemistry, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Allan Christopher Yago Institute of Chemistry, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Vallerie Ann Samson National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Roland Sarmago National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman

Abstract

In this study, polyaniline (PANI)-assisted zinc oxide (ZnO) growth were synthesized using low temperature hydrothermal method. Different concentrations of ZnO:PANI samples have been investigated. The structural and morphological analysis of the synthesized samples were carried out using SEM and XRD techniques. SEM images showed thin PANI layer and agglomerations formed on the rod's surface due to the polymerization of aniline and its interaction with ZnO. This thin PANI layer was more prominent at higher aniline concentration. XRD results revealed highly crystalline nature of the samples corresponding to the hexagonal wurtzite structure of ZnO. The length and width of the formed microrods in different concentrations were also calculated. The aspect ratio (L/W) of the samples showed a uniform trend as the concentration was increased. Further characterizations will be conducted in the future study of ZnO:PANI samples in order to understand its properties, which will be useful in the study of its photocatalytic activity and anticorrosive coating applications.

Published
2019-05-24
How to Cite
[1]
M. Celebrado, K. Salazar, M. A. Judicpa, R. Lopez, A. C. Yago, V. A. Samson, and R. Sarmago. Synthesis and characterization of ZnO microrods with polyaniline prepared by hydrothermal method, Proceedings of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 37, SPP-2019-2E-07 (2019). URL: https://paperview.spp-online.org/proceedings/article/view/SPP-2019-2E-07.
Section
Condensed Matter and Materials Science