Kumar, M. Senthil and Chhikara, D. and Srivatsa, K. M. K. (2011) Structure-controlled growth of ZnO nanonails by thermal evaporation technique. Crystal Research and Technology , 46 (9). pp. 991-996. ISSN 1521-4079

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Wurtzite ZnO nanonail structures have been grown on sapphire substrate by simple thermal evaporation of Zn powder in oxygen ambient. Growth parameters such as growth temperature and oxygen gas flow have been examined for the growth of nanonail structure. It is found that the nanonail structures repeatedly grow under a certain relation between the growth temperature and the oxygen flow. Also, at higher growth temperature, the nanonails grow in the form of branched-structures. The grown ZnO nanonails have hexagonally well-faceted cap and grow mostly perpendicular to the sapphire substrate. Excellent luminescence properties of a strong UV emission peak with negligible green band have been obtained at room temperature.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to M/s Wiley-VCH Verlag Berlin.
Uncontrolled Keywords: nanostructures; thermal evaporation; electron microscopy; photoluminescence spectroscopy
Subjects: Crystallography
Depositing User: Mr. Abhishek Yadav
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2012 09:19
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 09:19
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/758

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