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Well-crystallized zinc oxide quantum dots with narrow size distribution

Suzuki, Keigo and Inoguchi, Masashi and Kageyama, Keisuke and Takagi, Hiroshi and Sakabe, Yukio (2009) Well-crystallized zinc oxide quantum dots with narrow size distribution. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 11 (6). pp. 1349-1360.

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In this study, pulsed laser ablation, online annealing, and following size classification using a differential mobility analyzer (DMA) were employed to fabricate quantum dots (QDs) of zinc oxide (ZnO). The irregularly shaped ZnO particles were obtained at annealing temperature less than 873 K, which gradually transformed into spherical QDs with increasing the annealing temperature. Finally, ZnO QDs with narrow size distribution having spherical shapes were successfully obtained at temperatures above 1173 K under the DMA classification at a nominal size of 10 nm. TEM observation demonstrated that the ZnO QDs obtained by this process were well-crystallized single crystallites with a wurtzite structure. Further, ZnO QDs with average sizes in the range of 4.8–8.1 nm were successfully fabricated by reducing the specified sizes of DMA. These features of the fabricated ZnO QDs are favorable for investigation of intrinsic quantum size effect in ZnO.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Zinc oxide - Quantum dot - Laser ablation - Differential mobility analyzer - Particle synthesis
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Physical Science > Quantum phenomena
ID Code:6564
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:27 Jul 2009 12:59
Last Modified:27 Jul 2009 12:59

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