Improvement Optical Properties of PVA/ TiO2 and PVA/ ZnO Nanocomposites

Nadheer J. Mohammed, Zahraa S. Rasheed, Ashraf S. Hassan


The optical properties of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) doped TiO2 and ZnO nanoparticles respectively, were studied. PVA/TiO2 and PVA/ZnO nanoparticles were prepared by the pulsed laser ablation technique (PLA).The optical properties of PVA/ TiO2 and PVA/ ZnO nanocomposite solution have been investigated by transmittance data and absorption spectra. The optical band gap (Eg) was determined and the optical absorption spectra showed that a direct transition. The energy gap of PVA/ ZnO nanoparticles have been observed the decreases its value and increasing in the optical conductivity as compared to PVA/ TiO2.The refractive index (n), extinction coefficient (k) and dielectric constant have been also investigated; it was found that all the above parameters affects by doping.


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