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Synthesis of Porous NiO and ZnO Submicro- and Nanofibers from Electrospun Polymer Fiber Templates

Qiu, Yejun and Yu, Jie and Zhou, Xiaosong and Tan, Cuili and Yin, Jing (2009) Synthesis of Porous NiO and ZnO Submicro- and Nanofibers from Electrospun Polymer Fiber Templates. Nanoscale Research Letters, 4 (2). pp. 173-177. ISSN 1931-7573 (Print) 1556-276X (Online)

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Abstract

Porous nickel oxide (NiO) and zinc oxide (ZnO) submicro- and nanofibers were synthesized by impregnating electrospun polyacrylonitrile (PAN) fiber templates with corresponding metal nitrate aqueous solutions and subsequent calcination. The diameter of the NiO and ZnO fibers was closely related to that of the template fibers and larger diameters were obtained when using the template fibers with larger diameter. SEM results showed that the NiO and ZnO fibers have a large amount of pores with diameters ranging from 5Â nm to 20Â nm and 50Â nm to 100Â nm, respectively. Energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectra and X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns testified that the obtained materials were NiO and ZnO with high purity.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nickel oxide - Zinc oxide - Nanofiber - Porous material - Template
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Material Science > Soft materials
ID Code:3398
Deposited By:Lesley Tobin
Deposited On:16 Jan 2009 13:49
Last Modified:16 Jan 2009 13:49

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