ZnO nanoparticle synthesis and optical investigation


Project no.: 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-15-0075

Project description:

The aim of this work is to synthesize different forms of ZnO nanoparticles by rapid oxidation and to investigate their morphology and properties. During the practice the student will study the optimization of synthesis parameters and research principles using optical methods (UV-Vis spectroscopy) and will determine the dependence of the optical properties of nanoparticles on the shape of the particles.

Project funding:

Project is funded by EU Structural Funds according to the 2014–2020 Operational Programme for the European Union Funds’ Investments priority “Development of scientific competence of researchers, other researchers, students through practical scientific activities” under Measure No. 09.3.3-LMT-K-712.

Project results:

During the internship the student became acquainted with the scientific activities, laboratories and equipment, as well as the principles of safe work in the laboratories. The student mastered the ZnO nanoparticle synthesis reactor, learned the principles and applications of UV-Vis spectroscopy. During the study, different forms of ZnO nanoparticles were synthesized, experimental investigation of optical properties, absorption coefficient calculations, comparison of values between different shape particles, literature analysis and comparison of results were performed. The results obtained during the practice are summarized, conclusions are formulated, a report is prepared and the results are presented.

Period of project implementation: 2019-07-01 - 2019-08-30

Project coordinator: Kaunas University of Technology

Simas Račkauskas

2019 - 2019

Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

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