• Fabrication of nano-sized solid solution of Zn1−𝑥Mn𝑥O (𝑥 = 0.05, 0.10, 0.15) in reverse microemulsions: Structural characterization and properties

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      Reverse micelle; solid solution; electron microscopy; surface area.

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      Mn-doped ZnO nanoparticles were synthesized by reverse micellar method using Tergitol NP9 as a surfactant for the first time. These nanoparticles were characterized using powder X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy and selected area electron diffraction analysis. Structural analysis and optical studies revealed that manganese is incorporated into the ZnO host lattice forming a solid solution. Transmission electron microscopic studies show that the particle size increases from 20–50 nm on increasing the dopant concentration from 0.05–0.15. The specific surface area of Zn1−𝑥Mn𝑥O (𝑥 = 0.05, 0.10 and 0.15) as calculated using BET method was found to be 202.62, 145.78 and 75.66 m2g-1, respectively which are higher than the reported values so far.

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      Sarvari Khatoon1 Aparna Ganguly1 Tokeer Ahmad1

      1. Department of Chemistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 110 025, India
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