X-ray Analysis of Fe doped ZnO Nanoparticles by Williamson-Hall and Size-Strain Plot
Y. T. Prabhu1, K. Venkateswara Methods Rao2, V. Sesha Sai Kumar3, B. Siva Kumari4
1Y. T. Prabhu, Centre for Nano Science and Technology, IST, JNTU Hyderabad, (A.P), India.
2Dr. K. Venkateswara Rao, Centre for Nano Science and Technology, IST, JNTU Hyderabad, (A.P), India.
3V. Sesha Sai Kumar, Centre for Nano Science and Technology, IST, JNTU Hyderabad, (A.P), India.
4Dr. B. Siva Kumari, Botany Department, Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada, (A.P), India.
Manuscript received on March 22, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on April 18, 2013. | Manuscript published on April 30, 2013. | PP: 268-274 | Volume-2, Issue-4, April 2013. | Retrieval Number: D1393042413/2013©BEIESP

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Abstract: In the preparation of Fe doped ZnO a novel process is used with different doping concentrations from 2% to 10% by surfactant assisted combustion synthesis. The synthesized samples were characterized with X-ray diffraction particle analyzer and TEM. From X-ray diffraction, it was observed Fe-doped ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) have hexagonal wurtzite structure and further crystallite sizes were decreased with increasing doping concentrations. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) showed that powder was polycrystalline in nature with random distribution of nano grained Fe doped ZnO. Using X-ray broadening crystalline development in the Fe doped ZnO-NPs was investigated. The crystallite sizes and lattice strain on the peak broadening of Fe doped ZnO-NPs were studied using Williamson-Hall (W-H) analysis and size- strain plot. Strain, stress and energy density parameters were calculated for the XRD peaks of all the samples using (UDM), uniform stress deformation model (USDM), uniform deformation energy density model (UDEDM) and by the size-strain plot method (SSP). The results of mean particle size of Fe doped ZnO-NPs showed an inter correlation with W-H analysis, SSP, and TEM results.
Keywords: Fe Doped ZnO, Surfactant Assisted Combustion Synthesis, XRD, TEM.