Synthesis and characterization of spray pyrolysis Zinc Oxide microrods


ALVER U., KILINC T., BACAKSIZ E., Kucukomeroglu T., NEZIR S., MUTLU I. H. , ...More

THIN SOLID FILMS, vol.515, pp.3448-3451, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 515
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.tsf.2006.10.016
  • Journal Name: THIN SOLID FILMS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.3448-3451
  • Keywords: Zinc Oxide, microrods, spray pyrolysis, transmittance, ZNO THIN-FILMS, CHEMICAL-VAPOR-DEPOSITION, OPTICAL-PROPERTIES, THERMAL EVAPORATION, NANOWIRE ARRAYS, GROWTH, TEMPERATURE, NANOSTRUCTURES, NANOPARTICLES, PRECURSOR
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Zinc Oxide (ZnO) microrods were prepared by ultrasonic spray pyrolysis technique on glass substrates. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns and scanning electron microscope images show that obtained rods are composed of wurtzite-type ZnO with diameters of about 1-3 mu m and lengths ranging from 1 to 3 mu m. The XRD patterns also show that hexagonal ZnO rods mainly grow along the [002] direction. The optical measurements reveal that films have a maximum transmittance of about 80% and a direct band gap of 3.6 eV (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.