Nano ZnO for functional applications

Preparation of nano ZnO for high energy field varistors was carried out. Studies were also initiated to fabricate ZnO coatings and dispersions for functional materials. Three attempts namely (i) preparation of ZnO-biopolymer nanocomposites for functional textiles and polymer foams (ii) ZnO-flyash composites for luminescent glaze layers and (iii) vertical/aligned growth of ZnO nanostructures on seeded substrates have been attempted. Stable ZnO NPs of size