Nuclear radiation effect on ZnO performance


ZnO nanoparticle thin films were derived by sol – gel using spin coating technique. The thin films were prepared by deposited onto glass substrate at room temperature using sol gel composed from Zinc Acetate de-hydrate, Diethanol amine, isopropanol, and de-ionized water, the films were furnace at 600 degree for 60 min.X-ray diffraction have been used to study crystallographic structures of ZnO thin films. The optical properties of the prepared films were studied using UV-VIS spectrophotometer with the range 320 - 1000 nm, and by using the fluorescence spectrometer. These thin films were exposed to nuclear radiation, alpha particles were the most effected one on the performance of the films than gamma rays.