Coatings, Vol. 10, Pages 669: Zn-Al Layered Double Hydroxide Thin Film Fabricated by the Sputtering Method and Aqueous Solution Treatment

Research paper by Jaehwan Shin, Kyunghwan Kim, Jeongsoo Hong

Indexed on: 19 Jul '20Published on: 13 Jul '20Published in: Coatings


Zn-Al layered double hydroxides (LDHs) were synthesized herein via a simple process. First, Al-doped ZnO film was deposited onto a glass substrate using the facing target sputtering system. Successful synthesis of the Zn–Al LDH was achieved via a treatment process using an aqueous solution which contains NO3− anions. X-ray diffraction analysis confirmed that it was consistent with the previous Zn–Al LDH synthesis experiment data, and the calculated d-value was 9.1 Å. Scanning electron microscopy observations revealed that the as-synthesized sample had a plate-like structure.