Synthesis of N-Doped ZnO by grinding and subsequent heating ZnO-urea mixture

Jinfeng Lu, Qiwu Zhang, Jun Wang, Fumio Saito, Masashi Uchida

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Synthesis of nitrogen (N) doped zinc oxide (ZnO) has been attempted by a serial operation of co-grinding the mixture of ZnO and urea (CO(NH 2)2), followed by calcining the ground product at 400°C. The prepared ZnO sample has been characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis, infrared spectroscopy (IR), Raman spectroscopy. All spectra from these techniques are completely different from those of the hand ground mixture sample, confirming the mechanochemical effect of N-doping. The prepared N-doped ZnO sample exhibits light absorbance in the visible light wavelength region, and has high photo-catalytic ability in an anti-bacterial test.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-37
Number of pages5
JournalPowder Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Feb 16


  • Grinding
  • Mechanochemistry
  • Nitrogen doping
  • Photocatalyst
  • ZnO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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