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Effect of Ni(NO)2.6H2O Molarity Variation on the Properties of Ni(OH)2 Nanoparticles

Anshu Soni, Harish, Akash, Jyoti Kumari, Nitesh Kumar Poddar, Rahul Singhal, Anoop Kumar Mukhopadhyay and Pushpendra Kumar


Nickel hydroxide (Ni(OH)2) is a very significant material from fundamental as well as technological application points of views. It has several technological applications in engineering, particularly it is used as the active material in the positive electrode of rechargeable batteries. It is also used as a common precursor for synthesizing hydrogenation catalyst nickel oxide. The aqueous solution of nickel nitrate hexahydrate (Ni(NO3)2.6H2O) and sodium hydroxide (NaOH) are used as precursor. In this report, we have synthesized Ni(OH)2 nanoparticles (NPs) using a simple chemical precipitation method and varied the molarity of Ni(NO3)2.6H2O precursor as 0.4, 0.6, and 0.8 M. The synthesized Ni(OH)2 NPs was studied using several characterizations. From XRD analysis, with the increase of molarity of Ni(NO3)2.6H2O the average crystallite size was found to be increased. Accordingly with the increase in average crystallite size, the bandgap of prepared Ni(OH)2 decreases from 2.66 eV to 2.58 eV. The change in physical properties of prepared Ni(OH)2 NPs was discussed in terms of the molarity variation of the solution. The present study reports the change in physical properties of Ni(OH)2 by change in basic synthesis parameter and the reported results might be useful to assess the material as an active electrode to improve the performance of batteries.

Published on: October 12, 2022
doi: 10.17756/nwj.2022-s1-008
Citation: Soni A, Harish, Akash, Kumari J, Poddar NK, et al. 2022. Effect of Ni(NO)2.6H2O Molarity Variation on the Properties of Ni(OH)2 Nanoparticles. NanoWorld J 8(S1): S39-S44.

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