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Facile solution synthesis and characterization of porous cubic-shaped superstructure of ZnAl(2)O(4)

Authors Zhu, Zhengru
Li, Xinyong
Zhao, Qidong
Liu, Shaomin
Hu, Xijun View this author's profile
Chen, Guohua View this author's profile
Issue Date 2011
Source Materials letters , v. 65, (2), January 2011, p. 194-197
Summary Porous and cubic-shaped superstructure of ZnAl(2)O(4) was successfully synthesized by a facile wet chemical solution-phase method. The structural properties of the samples were systematically investigated by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), Brunauer-Emmet-Teller (BET), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive spectra (EDS), and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) techniques. The characterization results revealed that the structure of the cubic-shaped ZnAl(2)O(4) was an inverse spine! structure. The sample prepared by a solution-phase chemical method has a higher surface area and monomodal pore size distributions. Furthermore, the valence states and the surface chemical compositions of ZnAl(2)O(4) were further identified by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). This study provides a simple method to prepare cubic-shaped ZnAl(2)O(4) in large scale, which broadens their practical applications. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
ISSN 0167-577X
Language English
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