ZnO Hierarchical Nanostructures: Simple Solvothermal Synthesis and Growth Mechanism
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol.
Nano and Micro Structure; Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy; Zinc Oxide; ONE-DIMENSIONAL NANOSTRUCTURES; ENHANCED FIELD-EMISSION; LIGHT-EMITTING; DIODE; ZINC-OXIDE; THERMAL EVAPORATION; EFFECT TRANSISTOR; NANOROD; ARRAYS; THIN-FILMS; NANOWIRE; LUMINESCENCE; Chemistry, Multidisciplinary; Nanoscience & Nanotechnology; Materials; Science, Multidisciplinary; Physics, Applied; Physics, Condensed Matter
Hierarchical nano/micro structures of ZnO have been fabricated by solvothermal approach on sol-gel derived ZnO thin films. Paintbrush like nano/micro rod assembly, double-sided brush and windmill type architectures of ZnO are obtained when the ZnO thin film coated substrates were treated solvothermally in water at pH 10. Aligned nanorods are obtained at pH similar to 13.5 in water. In ethylenediamine-water solvent divergent micro/nanorod assemblies such as hemispherical dandelion, rice plant type bush of ZnO are obtained. Increase in the percentage of ethyelendiamine resulted in the formation of smaller assemblies of relatively thin nanorods. Initial slow reaction caused by the slow increase of the temperature inside the reaction medium and the different growth kinetics of the ZnO crystals are supposed to be the reason behind the architectural assemblies of the ZnO crystals.
Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
"ZnO Hierarchical Nanostructures: Simple Solvothermal Synthesis and Growth Mechanism" (2008). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 270.