Spectroscopic investigations of ZnO-polymer composites grown via wet chemical method

Authors

  • Verdad C. Agulto Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University
  • Melvin John F. Empizo Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University
  • Jonah Micah L. Inguito Materials Science and Engineering Program, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Bee Jay Magallanes Materials Science and Engineering Program, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Marvin B. Nalayog Materials Science and Engineering Program, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Keito Shinohara Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University
  • Daisuke Umeno Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University
  • Kloudene A. Salazar Materials Science and Engineering Program, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Erick John Carlo D. Solibet National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Jeremias Ibus-Armonia National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Mia Angela N. Judicpa Institute of Chemistry, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Armando S. Somintac National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Kohei Yamanoi Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University
  • Toshihiko Shimizu Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University
  • Allan Christopher C. Yago Institute of Chemistry, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Roland V. Sarmago National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Nobuhiko Sarukura Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University

Abstract

Composites are made from a synergy of different materials, hence they exhibit improved properties compared to their individual constituents. With interest in ZnO as an optical material, our primary focus is to determine how the incorporation of polymers can improve the optical properties of ZnO microstructures. This paper presents the material properties of ZnO-polymer composites investigated using x-ray diffraction (XRD) spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy. A combination of wet chemical methods was used to synthesize the composites—hydrothermal growth of ZnO microrods and dip-coating in different aqueous polymer solutions. The findings show that the composites have the same structural properties as the base ZnO material, but the photoluminescence properties differ depending on the type of polymer used. Selecting appropriate polymers can then be used to yield ZnO-based materials with different luminescence characteristics.

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2020-10-19

How to Cite

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VC Agulto, MJF Empizo, JML Inguito, BJ Magallanes, MB Nalayog, K Shinohara, D Umeno, KA Salazar, EJCD Solibet, J Ibus-Armonia, MAN Judicpa, AS Somintac, K Yamanoi, T Shimizu, ACC Yago, RV Sarmago, and N Sarukura, Spectroscopic investigations of ZnO-polymer composites grown via wet chemical method, Proceedings of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 38, SPP-2020-2C-04 (2020). URL: https://proceedings.spp-online.org/article/view/SPP-2020-2C-04.

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Condensed Matter and Materials Science