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Shape-control of nano-ZnO by changing the solvent

Fu, Zhengping and Wang, Zhen and Yang, Beifang and Yang, Yingling and Yan, Hongwei and Xia, Linsheng (2007) Shape-control of nano-ZnO by changing the solvent. Materials Letters, 61 (26). 4832 - 4835.

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ZnO sub-micrometer sized disk using ethanol/water mixed solution as solvent is synthesized by solvent-thermal process without any additive, while ZnO nanorods are obtained when water is used as solvent. This formation of disk is discussed based on the reaction of Zn-terminated ZnO (0001) plane with ethanol molecule, which results in the passivation of ZnO (0001) planes and lowering the free surface energy of ZnO (0001).

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:6695
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:09 Feb 2010 16:08
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