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Nano-grinding zinc oxide for electronic applications

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dc.contributor.author Dawka, Sahil
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-16T17:49:54Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-16T17:49:54Z
dc.date.copyright 2019 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019-09-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/11152
dc.description.abstract Planetary ball milling (PBM) is a type of high energy ball milling, which is a top down technique for fabricating nanomaterials. PBM was used to fabricate zinc oxide nanoparticles by nano-grinding, followed by thin film device fabrication via drop casting, and characterization of electrical properties such as conductance and photosensitivity. Grinding parameters such as speed were varied to produce different batches of material, and thermal treatment was carried out, to form films with different properties and an analysis of the effect of these factors was attempted. Increasing the grinding speed was found to generally reduce the value of conductance of the thin films. Zinc oxide was also milled with indium tin oxide in isopropyl alcohol, to attempt mechanochemical composite formation with the zinc oxide nanoparticles. The films of this material showed increased conductance and sensitivity to light. Some avenues of extending this work were suggested, including various device structures and fabrication techniques. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject Nanotechnology en_US
dc.subject Planetary ball milling en_US
dc.subject Zinc oxide en_US
dc.title Nano-grinding zinc oxide for electronic applications en_US
dc.type project en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Papadopoulos, Chris
dc.degree.department Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Engineering M.Eng. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US


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