Synthesis of Zinc Oxide Nanostructures by Chemical Routes

  • Nidhi Gupta
  • Omita Nanda
  • Pramod Kumar
  • V. K. Jain
  • Kanchan Saxena
Conference paper
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


Zinc oxide nanostructures were prepared by chemical route using Zinc nitrate and hexamethylenetetramine as starting material. Two different processes: simple chemical route with and without electrodeposition were carried out for obtaining thin films on glass substrates. Different structures were obtained using the two techniques. SEM images show that zinc oxide prepared by simple chemical route using a seed layer is in the form of uniform structure consisting of nanorods of very short length. On the other hand nano rods of larger dimensions were obtained by the electrodeposition technique on transparent conducting glass plates.


Zinc Oxide Nanorods Nanoparticles Microclusters Chemical route Electrodeposition 



The authors are thankful to Dr. Ashok K Chauhan for continuous encouragements. One of the authors (N Gupta) is thankful to DST for funding the research fellowship. We are thankful to Mr. Shiv Kumar for help provided in taking the SEM images.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nidhi Gupta
    • 1
  • Omita Nanda
    • 1
  • Pramod Kumar
    • 1
  • V. K. Jain
    • 1
  • Kanchan Saxena
    • 1
  1. 1.Amity Institute of Advance Research and StudiesAmity UniversityNoidaIndia

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