Polyvinylpyrrolidone-assisted ZnO growth via hydrothermal method

  • Bee Jay Magallanes 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
  • Verdad Agulto Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, Japan
  • Melvin John Empizo Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, Japan
  • Keito Shinohara Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, Japan
  • Kohei Yamanoi Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, Japan
  • Toshihiko Shimizu Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, Japan
  • 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
  • Nobuhiko Sarukura

Abstract

The effect of in-situ addition of polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) on the structural and optical properties of ZnO was investigated. PVP-assisted ZnO samples were fabricated using hydrothermal method. SEM images revealed that the ZnO microstructures consist of twinned hexagonal plates that become smoother as PVP concentration is increased. XRD data indicated that the as-prepared samples were indexed to the well-crystallized hexagonal wurtzite structure of ZnO with no secondary phases or shift in the peaks observed. Strong UV emission and weak green-yellow emissions were observed in the PL spectra of the as-prepared samples at room temperature. Results suggest that PVP is an effective structure-directing agent to control the morphological and optical properties of ZnO as reflected from the SEM and PL spectra without significantly changing the crystal structure.

Published
2019-05-21
How to Cite
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B. J. Magallanes, K. Salazar, M. A. Judicpa, R. Lopez, V. Agulto, M. J. Empizo, K. Shinohara, K. Yamanoi, T. Shimizu, A. C. Yago, V. A. Samson, R. Sarmago, and N. Sarukura. Polyvinylpyrrolidone-assisted ZnO growth via hydrothermal method, Proceedings of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 37, SPP-2019-PA-03 (2019). URL: https://paperview.spp-online.org/proceedings/article/view/SPP-2019-PA-03.