ZnO Nanostructures: Advances in Research and Applications

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Dana Crawford (Editor)

Series: Nanotechnology Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC027000

Different ZnO nanostructures are attributed to different electronic properties which are favourable in the application of photocatalysis, sensing and energy harvesting. The non toxic behaviour of ZnO nanostructures lead to the use of this material in environmental sensing and environmental remediation.

In ZnO Nanostructures: Advances in Research and Applications, a large-scale synthesis of undoped low-dimensional semiconductor metal oxide nanostructures is performed by simple wet-chemical method using reducing agents at low temperature. The detailed structural, compositional, and optical characterizations of the ZnO nanoparticles were evaluated by powder X-ray diffraction pattern, Fourier-transform infra-red spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, electron dispersion spectroscopy and UV-vis. Spectroscopy.

Following this, the authors describe the structure electrochemical sensors, listing scientific papers focusing on the detection of different pathogens and analytes, as well as reporting and comparing the performance of the sensors prepared by various groups around the world.

The concluding chapter deals with synthesis protocols of ZnO heterostructures along with their role in optoelectronic applications. Their thermodynamic stability and correlation among morphology, defects, and heterostructure with luminating and catalytic properties is also described.
(Imprint: Nova)

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Preface

Chapter 1. ZnO Nanostructures for Environmental Applications
(Arnab Kumar Sarkar, Rashi Borgohain, Bikash Agarwal and Sunandan Baruah, Department of Electronics and Communication Technology, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, India, and others)

Chapter 2. ZnO Nanostructures: An Environmental Application
(Mohammed Muzibur Rahman, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)

Chapter 3. Electrochemical Biosensors Based on Nanostructured ZnO for Pathogens Detection
(Matteo Tonezzer, PhD, and Dang Thi Thanh Le, PhD, IMEM-CNR, sezione di Trento, Povo, Italy, and ITIMS, Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), Hanoi, Vietnam)

Chapter 4. Luminescence and Catalytic Properties of ZnO and Its Heterostructure: Effect of Morphology and Defects
(Puja Bhattacharyya and Chandan Kumar Ghosh, School of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Jadavpur University, Jadavpur, Kolkata, India)

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