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Surfactant-Assisted in situ Chemical Etching for the General Synthesis of ZnO Nanotubes Array

Wang, Hongqiang and Li, Ming and Jia, Lichao and Li, Liang and Wang, Guozhong and Zhang, Yunxia and Li, Guanghai (2010) Surfactant-Assisted in situ Chemical Etching for the General Synthesis of ZnO Nanotubes Array. Nanoscale Research Letters, 5 (7). pp. 1102-1106. ISSN 1931-7573 (Print) 1556-276X (Online)

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Abstract

In this paper, a general low-cost and substrate-independent chemical etching strategy is demonstrated for the synthesis of ZnO nanotubes array. During the chemical etching, the nanotubes array inherits many features from the preformed nanorods array, such as the diameter, size distribution, and alignment. The preferential etching along c axis and the surfactant protection to the lateral surfaces are considered responsible for the formation of ZnO nanotubes. This surfactant-assisted chemical etching strategy is highly expected to advance the research in the ZnO nanotube-based technology.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Physical Science > Nano objects
Material Science > Nanochemistry
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:9381
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:31 Aug 2010 10:11
Last Modified:31 Aug 2010 10:11

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