Synthesis of Fluorine Doped Zinc Oxide Particles by Hydrothermal Method

Kerli S., Alver U., Yaykaşlı H., Avar B., Tanriverdi A., KURSUN C.

ASIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.25, no.13, pp.7539-7542, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 13
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.14233/ajchem.2013.15092
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.7539-7542
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Fluorine doped ZnO particles were prepared by a simple hydrothermal technique in an autoclave at 200 degrees C for 4 h. Obtained particles were annealed at 600 degrees C and their physical properties were investigated. X-Ray diffraction measurements reveal that ZnO: F particles contain a wurtzite and simonkolleite structure. Thermal gravimetric measurements show that thermal decomposition of simonkolleite occurs at above 600 degrees C. SEM images of particles show that the morphologies change from a flower-like structure to a rose-like structure with increasing fluorine concentration. Optical measurements revealed that absorbance edge values of fluorine doped ZnO particles are blue shifted.