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Structural, optical, and morphological stability of ZnO nano rods under shock wave loading conditions

Sivakumar, A and Victor, C and Nayak, Muralidhr M and Dhas, Martin Britto SA (2019) Structural, optical, and morphological stability of ZnO nano rods under shock wave loading conditions. In: MATERIALS RESEARCH EXPRESS, 6 (4).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1591/aafae6


Shock wave recovery experiment on crystalline materials is a hot research topic for aerospace applications. In this research article, authors present and demonstrate the stability of physical properties of ZnO nano rods (ZnO NRs) under shock wave loaded conditions. The test sample is synthesized by hydrothermal method and the shock waves were generated using a table top semi automatic pressure driven shock tube. A shock wave of 2.2 Mach number which has a transient pressure of 2.0 MPa and temperature 864 K was made to strike four test samples for the counts of 50,100,150 and 200, respectively. The shock loaded samples were subjected to XRD and optical analysis so as to understand the influence of shock waves in the structural and optical properties. The results show that ZnO NRs have magnificent molecular, optical, structural and morphological stability for 50,100 and 150 shocks. Though, when the number of shock pulses was increased to 200 and a blue shift was observed in UV-vis spectrum, no changes in structural properties took place which was evidenced from XRD. From this shock wave recovery experiment, it is clear that ZnO NRs are highly stable against shock waves and hence this material is suggested for the aerospace and military applications.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: shock waves; ZnO nano rods; structure stability; aerospace applications
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
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Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2019 04:46
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2019 09:21
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/61685

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