ZnO nanorods on in-situ synthesized ZnSe grains

Wallace C.H. Choy*, C. F. Guo, G. K.H. Pang, Y. P. Leung, G. Z. Wang, Kok Wai CHEAH

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The ZnO nanorods grown on in-situ synthesized ZnSe grains through the chemical vapour deposition method are reported here for the first time. With a suitable growth condition, single crystal ZnO nanorods grow on the well-defined bounded facets of the random shape ZnSe grains using Zn and Se powders without any metal catalyst. The growth direction of ZnSe nanorods on a facet of a ZnSe grain is quite uniform. The synthesis mechanism of the ZnO nanorods on the ZnSe grains is proposed. The effects of the Se powder usage on the ZnO-ZnSe products and the photoluminescence of the products are investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)802-806
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

User-Defined Keywords

  • Chemical Vapor Deposition
  • II-VI Semiconductor Nanostructures
  • Photoluminescence
  • ZnO Nanorods
  • ZnO-ZnSe


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