Synthesis and optical property study on ZnO nanostructures via vapor phase growth

Research paper by Liu De-hua, Li Jin-chai, Guo Huai-xi, Fu Qiang, Ye Ming-sheng

Indexed on: 01 May '05Published on: 01 May '05Published in: Wuhan University Journal of Natural Sciences


Nanostructural zinc oxide films have been synthesized via vapor phase growth by heating pure zinc powder. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images and X-ray diffraction (XRD) results showed that four kinds of morphologies ZnO nanostructures namely nanowires, well-aligned nanorods, nanofeathers and hexagonal nanorods were formed and all of wurtzite structural crystals. The results indicated that the temperature and substrate play an important role in the formation of different morphologies of ZnO nanostructures. The photoluminescence (PL) measurement was carried out for the well-aligned nanorods ZnO sample and blue emission peaks at 420 and 444 nm have been observed at room temperature. And the blue emission mechanism is discussed.