Surfactant Free Synthesis and Study of Vanadium Pentoxide Nanostructure

Authors V.M. Jain1,2, D.V. Shah2, K.K. Patel1, M.S. Shah3

1Department of Physics, Uka Tarsadia University, Bardoli-394350, Dist-Surat, Gujarat, India

2Department of Applied Physics, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), Ichchanath, Surat-395007, Gujarat, India

3The Patidar Gin Science College, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Bardoli-394601, Dist-Surat, Gujarat, India

Issue Volume 12, Year 2020, Number 2
Dates Received 15 February 2020; revised manuscript received 15 April 2020; published online 25 April 2020
Citation V.M. Jain, D.V. Shah, K.K. Patel, M.S. Shah, J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 12 No 2, 02017 (2020)
PACS Number(s) 61.72.Cc, 62.23.St, 07.85. − m
Keywords V2O5, DI water, Surfactant free (2) .

The varied oxidation state and layered structure are two importance features of vanadium pentoxide which makes it more special. Here, vanadium pentoxide nanostructure has been synthesized by a surfactant free and ecofriendly method using ammonium vanadate as a precursor salt. Synthesized nanostructure were characterized using X-ray diffraction method (XRD), Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analysis (EDAX), Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and UV-Visible spectroscopy to study its structural, compositional, morphology, vibrational modes and optical behavior. XRD and FTIR confirm the orthorhombic phase of the vanadium pentoxide with a layered structure of irregular plates as observed from the SEM micrograph. Moreover, the band gap of material is 2.13 eV as evaluated from UV-Visible data.

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