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Synthesis Of MgO Nano-Cubes On Si (001) By Thermal Evaporation

Hasim, Siti Nuurul Fatimah and Hamid, Muhammad Azmi Abdul and Shamsudin, Roslinda and Jalar, Azman (2009) Synthesis Of MgO Nano-Cubes On Si (001) By Thermal Evaporation. NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY . pp. 151-155. ISSN 0094-243X

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MgO nano-cubes have been successfully deposited on Si (001) substrates using a thermal evaporation method at 800 degrees C without using a catalyst. The as-synthesized products were characterized by variable pressure scanning electron microscopy (VPSEM), X-Ray diffraction (XRD), UV-Visible spectroscopy and BET measurements. VPSEM results showed sharp-edged of three dimensional cubes of MgO, ranging from 50 run to 300 nm in diameter. The sharp peaks in the XRD pattern indicated high crystallinity with a face centered-cubic MgO structure. The value of the optical band gap energy from the transmission spectrum was 4.86 eV, whereas the specific surface area of the MgO nano-cube was 190.1 m(2)/g.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:7276
Deposited By:CSMNT
Deposited On:27 Oct 2009 07:36
Last Modified:27 Oct 2009 07:36

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