Facile gram-scale growth of single-crystalline nanotetrapod-assembled ZnO through a rapid process

Journal Article (Journal Article)

From a rapid combustion and catalyst-free method, pure single-crystalline nanotetrapod-assembled bulk nano-ZnO was grown on a gram-scale for the first time. The gram-scale bulk nano-ZnO is synthesized from ZnO powder with great reliability and repeatability, and also a high conversion efficiency. All four arms of the nanotetrapods are cone shaped and grow in the [001] direction. The photoluminescence properties of the nanotetrapod-assembled ZnO were studied and a mechanism was suggested for the growth of the bulk nanotetrapod-assembled ZnO. © Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2008.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Li, J; Peng, H; Liu, J; Everitt, HO

Published Date

  • July 1, 2008

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 3172 - 3176

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1099-0682

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1434-1948

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/ejic.200701306

Citation Source

  • Scopus