Ife Journal of Science

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Sol-gel/hydrothermal synthesis of mixed metal oxide of Titanium and zinc (tio2 /zno) nanocomposites through direct Chemical method

A T Famojuro, I A O Ojo, G O Egharevba, M A Maaza


Mixed metal oxides of titanium and zinc nanocomposites were prepared through sol-gel method under hydrothermal condition using titanium oxy-(1, 2 - pentadione) and zinc acetate without hazardous additives. The resulting composites were characterized by X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and the optical property was determined from the ultraviolet/visible spectrum. The reactions were performed at 90OC and 180OC at different time intervals, in order to determine optimal condition for the formation of the nanoparticles.

Keywords: Nanocomposites, Titanium dioxide, Zinc oxide, Particle sizes, Optical property, X-Ray Diffraction.

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