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ISRN Nanotechnology
Volume 2013, Article ID 497873, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/497873
Research Article

A Quick Process for Synthesis of ZnO Nanoparticles with the Aid of Microwave Irradiation

1Faculty of General Science, Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Co Nhue, Tu Liem, Hanoi, Vietnam
2Faculty of Physics, College of Science, VNU, 334 Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi 120034, Vietnam

Received 13 February 2013; Accepted 13 March 2013

Academic Editors: K. G. Beltsios, D. Wang, and D. K. Yi

Copyright © 2013 Tran Thi Ha et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Reaction between sodium hydroxide and zinc acetate leads to the formation of zinc hydroxide, Zn(OH)2. The as-prepared Zn(OH)2 was then decomposed by using conventional heating process or with the aid of microwave irradiation. The nanoproducts of both methods were ZnO nanostructures of different size and shape, but the microwave irradiation method shows many advantages in yield and reaction time. Some surfactants such as SDS, CTAB, or PVP were then used to cap the product for studying the influence on the morphology and properties of the nanostructures.