The Importance Of A Nanoscale Zno With Defects Essay
1986 Words Sep 23rd, 2016 8 Pages
Keywords: ZnO nanoparticles, Zinc Oxide, Defects, Defect structure.
ZnO is an important nanomaterial due to its vast scope of properties and applications. It has the richest range of nanostructures in terms of morphology and characteristics. ZnO nanostructures have innovative applications in optoelectronics, sensors, transducers and bio-medical sciences . the control over ZnO’s rich defect chemistry which is important in controlling properties is the reason for having its vast range of applications. ZnO usage in low pressure methanol synthesis as a component of composite catalysts as it prolongs the catalyst life . ZnO after reduction leads to the formation of oxygen vacancies this in turn helps the catalytic activity by acting as an active site for CO adsorption at the start of the methanol…