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Findings from Annamalai University Yields New Findings on Nanoparticles

June 17, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Investigators publish new report on Nanoparticles. According to news reporting originating from Tamil Nadu, India, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "TiO2 nanoparticles doped with different weight percentages (4%, 8%, 12% and 16%) of nickel contents were prepared by a modified sol-gel method using Titanium tetra iso propoxide and nickel nitrate as precursors and 2-propanol as a solvent. X-ray diffraction studies show that the as prepared and annealed products show anatase structure with average particle sizes running between of 8 and 16 nm."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Annamalai University, "FTIR results demonstrate the presence of strong chemical bonding at the interface of TiO2 nanoparticles. The optical properties of bare and doped samples were carried out using UV-DRS and photoluminescence measurements. The surface morphology and the element constitution of the nickel doped TiO2 nanoparticles were studied by scanning electron microscope attached with energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer arrangement."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The non linear optical properties of the products were confirmed by Kurtz second harmonic generation (SHG) test and the output power generated by the nanoparticle was compared with that of potassium di hydrogen phosphate (KDP)."

For more information on this research see: Preparation, structural and morphological studies of Ni doped titania nanoparticles. Spectrochimica Acta Part A-Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 2014;128():218-224. Spectrochimica Acta Part A-Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England (see also Nanoparticles).

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting B. Rajamannan, Annamalai Univ, Dept. of Phys, Annamalainagar 608002, Tamil Nadu, India. Additional authors for this research include S. Mugundan, G. Viruthagiri, N. Shanmugam, R. Gobi and P. Praveen.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, Nickel, Tamil Nadu, Nanotechnology, Transition Elements, Emerging Technologies

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