Investigation of the optical properties of Mg(OH) 2 and MgO nanostructures obtained by microwave-assisted methods

R. Al-Gaashani, S. Radiman, Y. Al-Douri, N. Tabet, A. R. Daud

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

51 Citations (Scopus)


Two simple methods for the synthesis of Mg(OH) 2 nanostructures, MgO nanoflakes and MgO/Mg(OH) 2 nanocomposite using a conventional microwave oven are reported. The first method includes the preparation of Mg(OH) 2 by a simple reaction of magnesium powder with deionized water under microwave radiation. The second approach relates to the transformation of Mg(OH) 2 to MgO nanoflakes and grass-like nanostructures by rapid microwave hybrid heating using a SiC-based composite susceptor. The as-synthesized samples have been characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM) The optical properties of the samples are investigated using UV-visible spectroscopy to study the reflective index and optical dielectric constant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-76
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2012



  • Bulk modulus
  • Mg(OH)
  • MgO
  • Nanostructures
  • Refractive index

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

Cite this