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dc.contributor.authorChen, WZ
dc.contributor.authorWang, BB
dc.contributor.authorQu, YZ
dc.contributor.authorHuang, X
dc.contributor.authorOstrikov, K
dc.contributor.authorLevchenko, I
dc.contributor.authorXu, S
dc.contributor.authorCheng, QJ
dc.description.abstractZnO nanostructures were grown under different deposition conditions from Zn films pre-deposited onto Si substrates in O2-Ar plasma, ignited in an advanced custom-designed plasma-enhanced horizontal tube furnace deposition system. The morphology and structure of the synthesized ZnO nanostructures were systematically and extensively investigated by scanning and transmission electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and atomic force microscopy. It is shown that the morphology of ZnO nanostructures changes from the hybrid ZnO/nanoparticle and nanorod system to the mixture of ZnO nanosheets and nanorods when the growth temperature increases, and the density of ZnO nanorods increases with the increase of oxygen flow rate. The formation of ZnO nanostructures was explained in terms of motion of Zn atoms on the Zn nanoparticle surfaces, and to the local melting of Zn nanoparticles or nanosheets. Moreover, the photoluminescence properties of ZnO nanostructures were studied, and it was revealed that the photoluminescence spectrum features two strong ultraviolet bands at about 378 and 399 nm and a series of weak blue bands within a range of 440–484 nm, related to the emissions of free excitons, near-band edge, and defects of ZnO nanostructures. The obtained results enrich our knowledge on the synthesis of ZnO-based nanostructures and contribute to the development of ZnO-based optoelectronic devices.
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Nanoparticle Research
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAtomic, molecular and optical physics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMaterials engineering
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsPhysical Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsChemistry, Multidisciplinary
dc.subject.keywordsNanoscience & Nanotechnology
dc.titleCatalyst-free growth and tailoring morphology of zinc oxide nanostructures by plasma-enhanced deposition at low temperature
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationChen, WZ; Wang, BB; Qu, YZ; Huang, X; Ostrikov, K; Levchenko, I; Xu, S; Cheng, QJ, Catalyst-free growth and tailoring morphology of zinc oxide nanostructures by plasma-enhanced deposition at low temperature, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 2017, 19 (3)
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gro.griffith.authorOstrikov, Ken

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