Growth of ZnO nanostructures in a chemical vapor deposition process

Sang Woo Kim, Shizuo Fujita, Hyun Kyu Park, Beelyong Yang, Han Ki Kim, Dae Ho Yoon

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Shape-controlled ZnO nanostructures (nanorods, nanotips, nanonails, nanowires, nanoropes and nanolawns) were synthesized by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition at relatively low growth temperature (400-500 °C) via assistance of colloidal gold (Au) nanoparticles dispersed on SiO2/Si substrates. The shape variation of the nanostructures was sensitive to the density of the Au nanoparticles on substrates as well as the growth temperature, allowing the effective shape control of the nanostructures by handling those parameters. The grown ZnO nanostructures were found to have negligibly weak deep-level emission, as evidenced by photoluminescence (PL) measurements. The strong PL emission band, which originate from free-excitons in shape-controlled ZnO nanostructures indicates that the shaped-controlled ZnO nanostructures by this method have high optical quality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306-310
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jul 1

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Funding Information:
This paper was supported by Research Fund, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Project Number 2005-104-107.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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