In this paper, the effect of different sizes of Ag-nanoparticles dispersed in ZnO matrix using sol-gel method has been focused. Low-temperature crystallized ZnO thin films was achieved by sol-gel process, using zinc acetate dihydrate and 2-methoxyethanol as starting precursor and solvent, respectively. Various sizes of Ag-nanoparticles could be prepared by the spontaneous reduction method with changing the preparation temperatures and mole concentrations of Ag 2-ethylhexanoate in dimethyl sulfoxide solvent. The crystallographic structure of the Ag-ZnO hybrid film was analyzed by X-ray diffraction. Ag-nanoparticle size and optical property of Ag-ZnO hybrid films were measured by UV-vis spectrophotometer.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Process Chemistry and Technology
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry