Document Type : Research Article


1 Department of Physics, Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University

2 Department of Physics, Prof. Rajendra Singh (Rajju Bhaiya) Institute of Physical Sciences for Study and Research, Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University, Jaunpur 222003, India


All the elastic, mechanical and thermal properties of Gd-doped ZnO nanorods (NRs) have studied using interaction potential model. Gd-doped ZnO nanorods are hexagonal wurtzite structure. The characteristic features of elastic characteristics of Gd-doped ZnO NRs imply that this is mechanically stable. For mechanical characterization, bulk modulus (B), shear modulus (G), Young's modulus (Y), Pugh's ratio (B / G), Poisson’s ratio and anisotropic index are evaluated using second order elastic constants. For the investigation of anisotropic behaviour and thermophysical properties, ultrasonic velocities and thermal relaxation time have been also calculated along with different orientations from the unique axis of the crystal. The mechanical properties of the Gd-doped ZnO nanorods are better than at 6% Gd amount due to minimum attenuation. The obtained results are analyzed to explore the characteristic of ZnO nanorods. Computed elastic, ultrasonic and thermal properties are correlated to evaluate the microstructural behaviour of the materials useful for industrial applications


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