The Influence of Temperature on the Formation of Cubic Structured CdO nanoparticles and their Thin Films from bis(2-hydroxy-1-naphthaldehydato)cadmium(II) complex via Thermal Decomposition Technique

Xaba Thokozani, Makwena J. Moloto, Mohammad Malik, Nosipho Moloto

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    Abstract

    Recently, researchers have developed a great interest in the synthesis of metal oxide nanoparticles due to their potential applications in various fields of science and industry, especially in catalysis, due to their high activity. Bis(2-hydroxy-1- naphthaldehydato)cadmium(II) complexes were prepared and used as precursors for the synthesis of cadmium oxide nanoparticles via thermal decomposition method using HDA as a stabilizing agent. The prepared complexes were also used as single source precursors to prepare CdO thin films onto the glass substrates by spin coating and were annealed at 250, 300, and 350∘C, respectively. The precursors were characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, elemental analysis, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). The synthesized CdO nanoparticles and CdO thin films were characterized by ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) spectroscopy, photoluminescence (PL),X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and atomic force microscopy (AFM).
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number8317109
    JournalJournal of Nanotechnology
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    Publication statusPublished - 9 May 2017

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