Single-crystalline AlZnO nanowires/nanotubes synthesized at low temperature

Ruey Chi Wang, Chuan Pu Liu, Jow Lay Huang, Shu Jen Chen

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Single-crystalline AlZnO nanomaterials were synthesized through a proposed alloy-evaporation deposition method at the low temperature of 550 °C by thermal chemical vapor deposition. Transmission electron microscopy images show that AlZnO nanowires, or nanowire/nanotube junction structures, can be synthesized where the Al (Al+Zn) atomic ratio is determined to be about 2.5 and 12 at. %, respectively, by electron energy loss spectrometry. Room-temperature cathodoluminescence measurements show that the AlZnO nanowires exhibit a strong ultraviolet emission, which shifts to a higher energy from 3.29 to 3.34 eV due to Al incorporation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number023111
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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