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|Title:||One step solution synthesis towards ultra-thin and uniform single-crystalline ZnO nanowires|
|Authors:||Ho, G.W. |
|Source:||Ho, G.W.,Wong, A.S.W. (2007-03). One step solution synthesis towards ultra-thin and uniform single-crystalline ZnO nanowires. Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing 86 (4) : 457-462. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00339-006-3798-3|
|Abstract:||Bundles of high-aspect-ratio single-crystalline ZnO nanowires were fabricated by a single-step mild hydrothermal condition without the use of a seeding layer, thus eliminating an annealing step. The growth yields nanowires of high aspect ratio (>200). No significant lateral growth takes place with prolonged reaction time. The morphology and aspect ratio of the final products depend on the concentration of the precursors; a highly water-soluble tetradentate cyclic tertiary amine and zinc nitrate system. The nanowires grow along the  direction and have an average width of <10 nm and a narrow distribution of ±5 nm. Photoluminescence measurements of the ultra-thin nanowires exhibit a strong band-edge emission at room temperature. The highly crystalline sub tens of nanometer scale diameter nanowires can, in combination, be a good one-dimensional candidate to study optical and electronic properties. © Springer-Verlag 2007.|
|Source Title:||Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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