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Comparative study of microwave and conventional methods for the preparation and optical properties of novel MgO-micro and nano-structures
Selvam N.C.S, Kumar R.T, Vijaya J.J.,
Published in Elsevier BV
Volume: 509
Issue: 41
Pages: 9809 - 9815
Magnesium oxide (MgO) was synthesised by a simple microwave-assisted combustion route without using any template, catalyst or surfactant. For the purpose of comparison, it was also prepared using conventional method. The as-synthesized MgO was characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier Transform infrared spectra (FT-IR), high resolution scanning electron microscopy (HR-SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Energy Dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX), diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) and Photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy. The XRD results confirmed the formation of cubic phase MgO. FT-IR was used to investigate the adsorption of water and CO2 on MgO surface and confirm the formation of Mg-O phase. The formation of MgO micro cubes structures was confirmed by HR-SEM. The formation of MgO nanosheets was confirmed by HR-SEM and TEM and their possible formation mechanisms were also proposed. The optical absorption and photoluminescence emissions were determined by DRS and PL spectra respectively. An attempt has been made to compare the lattice parameter and the PL intensity. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.
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