Authors

1 Department of Physics, Osmania University, Hyderabad, 500007, India

2 Department of Nanoscience and nanotechnology, Geethanjali college of Engineering and Technology, RR Dist- Telangana, 501301, India

3 CSIR- Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, 751013, India

Abstract

ZnO nano-platelets have been prepared using a high pressure reactor via hydrothermal route. The as-formed fine platelets morphology of the as-synthesized powder was confirmed from the scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images. The elemental analysis using energy dispersive X-ray (EDAX) analysis indicated the presence of Zn, O, Na and Cl which confirms the presence of ZnO as major and NaCl as the minor phase.  The precipitation of this minor phase after growth and catalytic induction in nano-platelet (NP) morphology during growth has been elucidated. The electrochemical performance of this as-synthesized powder is quite promising. Additionally, the effect of this minor NaCl phase in changing the ionic equilibrium of the electrolyte in capacitance measurement has been analyzed. 

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