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Morphological syntheses of ZnO nanostructures under microwave irradiation

Journal Article


Abstract


  • ZnO nanostructures with flower-, rod-, and flake-like morphologies have been controllably synthesized using Zn(acac)(2)center dot H2O (acac = acetylacetonate) as a single-source precursor through a facile and fast microwave-assisted method. The morphologies of ZnO nanostructures can be systematically adjusted by using various surfactants. The ZnO products are characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and selected area electron diffraction. The results show that all ZnO nanostructures are of single-crystalline nature with hexagonal wurtzite structure. The possible formation mechanism for these ZnO nanostructures is proposed and their photoluminescence properties are also investigated.

Authors


  •   Shen, Xiaoping (external author)
  •   Sun, Jiquan (external author)
  •   Zhu, Guoxing (external author)
  •   Ji, Zhenyuan (external author)
  •   Chen, Zhixin
  •   Li, Niya (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Shen, X., Sun, J., Zhu, G., Ji, Z., Chen, Z. & Li, N. (2013). Morphological syntheses of ZnO nanostructures under microwave irradiation. Journal of Materials Science, 48 (6), 2358-2364.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/2554

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 2358

End Page


  • 2364

Volume


  • 48

Issue


  • 6

Abstract


  • ZnO nanostructures with flower-, rod-, and flake-like morphologies have been controllably synthesized using Zn(acac)(2)center dot H2O (acac = acetylacetonate) as a single-source precursor through a facile and fast microwave-assisted method. The morphologies of ZnO nanostructures can be systematically adjusted by using various surfactants. The ZnO products are characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and selected area electron diffraction. The results show that all ZnO nanostructures are of single-crystalline nature with hexagonal wurtzite structure. The possible formation mechanism for these ZnO nanostructures is proposed and their photoluminescence properties are also investigated.

Authors


  •   Shen, Xiaoping (external author)
  •   Sun, Jiquan (external author)
  •   Zhu, Guoxing (external author)
  •   Ji, Zhenyuan (external author)
  •   Chen, Zhixin
  •   Li, Niya (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Shen, X., Sun, J., Zhu, G., Ji, Z., Chen, Z. & Li, N. (2013). Morphological syntheses of ZnO nanostructures under microwave irradiation. Journal of Materials Science, 48 (6), 2358-2364.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/2554

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 2358

End Page


  • 2364

Volume


  • 48

Issue


  • 6