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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2017, Article ID 1728345, 7 pages
Research Article

Effect of Surfactant on Growth of ZnO Nanodumbbells and Their Characterization

School of Advanced Materials & Engineering, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, 61 Daehak-ro, Gumi 39177, Republic of Korea

Correspondence should be addressed to Soon Wook Jeong;

Received 15 March 2017; Accepted 22 May 2017; Published 25 July 2017

Academic Editor: Renal Backov

Copyright © 2017 Sunil Babu Eadi 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.


We report the controlled synthesis of dumbbell shaped ZnO micro/nanostructures using anionic surfactant sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) by simple one-step hydrothermal method. The morphology changes of ZnO were characterized by using scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and energy dispersive spectroscopy. It is found that the size of the dumbbell increased with increase in concentration of SDS. Systematic growth mechanism with increase of concentration of SDS polymer is studied. Our results will help in the growing face selective ZnO for many functional applications.