Growth and characterization of ZnO nanonail

H. W. Seo, D. Wang, Y. Tzeng, N. Sathitsuksanoh, C. C. Tin, M. J. Bozack, J. R. Williams, M. Park

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Zinc oxide (ZnO) is an interesting material for short-wavelength optoelectronics due to its wide band gap. The nanostructures of ZnO are also intriguing since a variety of morphology can be obtained by employing different processing parameters. In our laboratory, ZnO nanonails were successfully synthesized at low temperature using a thermal chemical vapor deposition. The morphology of the sample was studied by using scanning electron microscopy. The shape of the nail head can be controlled from hexagon to quasi-circular shape. X-ray diffraction, Raman scattering, photoluminescence spectroscopy were also performed to analyze the ZnO nanonail. Photoluminescence spectroscopy suggested that the defects in the ZnO nanonail and nanobone are of different nature.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberB2.26
Pages (from-to)157-162
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventProgress in Compound Semiconductor Materials IV - Electronic and Optoelectronic Applications - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2004 Nov 292004 Dec 3

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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