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Materials 2013, 6(6), 2497-2507; doi:10.3390/ma6062497
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Mechanism of Generation of ZnO Microstructures by Microwave-Assisted Hydrothermal Approach

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Received: 15 March 2013; in revised form: 21 May 2013 / Accepted: 13 June 2013 / Published: 18 June 2013
(This article belongs to the Section Structure Analysis and Characterization)
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Abstract: In this report, a technique for rapid synthesis of ZnO microstructures by microwave-assisted heating of precursors at hydrothermal conditions is demonstrated. Further, the reaction mechanism for the growth of ZnO microstructures is analyzed. An accelerated rate of reaction obtained using microwaves enables a dissolution-recrystallization mechanism for generation of one dimensional (1D) rod-like structures, thereby showing that time of reaction can be used to dictate ZnO microstructure morphology.
Keywords: microwave-assisted; zinc oxide; hydrothermal; hemimorphite microwave-assisted; zinc oxide; hydrothermal; hemimorphite
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Majithia, R.; Speich, J.; Meissner, K.E. Mechanism of Generation of ZnO Microstructures by Microwave-Assisted Hydrothermal Approach. Materials 2013, 6, 2497-2507.

AMA Style

Majithia R, Speich J, Meissner KE. Mechanism of Generation of ZnO Microstructures by Microwave-Assisted Hydrothermal Approach. Materials. 2013; 6(6):2497-2507.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Majithia, Ravish; Speich, Jeffrey; Meissner, Kenith E. 2013. "Mechanism of Generation of ZnO Microstructures by Microwave-Assisted Hydrothermal Approach." Materials 6, no. 6: 2497-2507.


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