Hydrothermal synthesis of Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanotubes and its electrophoretic deposition on nickel filter

Ipeksac T., KAYA F., Kaya C.

MATERIALS LETTERS, vol.100, pp.11-14, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 100
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.matlet.2013.02.099
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.11-14
  • Keywords: Nanoparticles, Ceramics, Hydrothermal synthesis, Zinc oxide, Electrophoretic deposition, ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY, GROWTH-MECHANISM, NANOPARTICLES
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Multi-walled ZnO nanotubes were synthesized by a simple hydrothermal treatment of nanowire-rod like ZnO powders without use of any catalysts, plate or substrates. ZnO nanotube structures were synthesized at a low temperature of 180 degrees C in an aqueous solution including nanowire-rod like ZnO powders and hydrogen peroxide. The synthesized ZnO nanotubes were coated on 3D nickel filters by electrophoretic deposition (EPD) technique. It is shown that the obtained multi-walled ZnO nanotubes show antibacterial behavior and have variable inner diameters of 5-17 nm, outer diameters of 10-22 nm and 8-9 layers. It is suggested from the results obtained that formation of zinc oxide nanotubes from nanowire-rod like ZnO structures can be explained with Kirkendall-type diffusion. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.