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Parametric Study on Dimensional Control of ZnO Nanowalls and Nanowires by Electrochemical Deposition

Pradhan, Debabrata and Sindhwani, Shrey and Leung, K. T. (2010) Parametric Study on Dimensional Control of ZnO Nanowalls and Nanowires by Electrochemical Deposition. Nanoscale Research Letters, 5 (11). pp. 1727-1736.

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Abstract

A simple electrochemical deposition technique is used to synthesize both two-dimensional (nanowall) and one-dimensional (nanowire) ZnO nanostructures on indium-tin-oxide-coated glass substrates at 70 degrees C. By fine-tuning the deposition conditions, particularly the initial Zn(NO3)(2)center dot 6H(2)O electrolyte concentration, the mean ledge thickness of the nanowalls (50-100 nm) and the average diameter of the nanowires (50-120 nm) can be easily varied. The KCl supporting electrolyte used in the electrodeposition also has a pronounced effect on the formation of the nanowalls, due to the adsorption of Cl- ions on the preferred (0001) growth plane of ZnO and thereby redirecting growth on the (10 (1) over bar0) and (2 (1) over bar(1) over bar 10) planes. Furthermore, evolution from the formation of ZnO nanowalls to formation of nanowires is observed as the KCl concentration is reduced in the electrolyte. The crystalline properties and growth directions of the as-synthesized ZnO nanostructures are studied in details by glancing-incidence X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:9841
Deposited By:CSMNT
Deposited On:14 Jan 2011 08:00
Last Modified:14 Jan 2011 08:00

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