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Journal of Nanoscience
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 785064, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/785064
Research Article

Synthesis of Silver-Doped Zinc Oxide Nanocomposite by Pulse Mode Ultrasonication and Its Characterization Studies

1Department of Animal Science, Bharathidasan University, Trichy 620024, India
2Department of Virology, King’s Institute of Preventive Medicine, Guindy, Chennai 600032, India
3Department of Zoology, Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College, Trichy 620002, India

Received 23 April 2013; Revised 8 July 2013; Accepted 30 July 2013

Academic Editor: Oleg I. Lupan

Copyright © 2013 T. Siva Vijayakumar 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

The synthesis of silver-doped zinc oxide (Ag:ZnO) nanocomposite material was achieved using a simple chemical coprecipitation method, in which 0.2 M zinc chloride and 0.001 M silver nitrate coprecipitated with 25% ammonia solution by pulse mode dispersion using ultrasonicator. The obtained silvery white precipitate was dried overnight at 110°C in hot air oven, and the powder was collected. The resulted Ag:ZnO nanocomposite was structurally and optically characterized using various techniques. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) pattern clearly showed the presence of crystalline Ag:ZnO particles. Further, UV-Vis spectrophotometer and fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) results showed the presence of Ag:ZnO nanocomposite at specific wavelengths. The scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis confirm that the synthesized Ag:ZnO nanocomposite material was truncated nanorod in shape and has 48 to 226 nm size in diameter.