Growth and Transfer of Monolithic Horizontal ZnO Nanowire Superstructures onto Flexible Substrates

Sheng Xu, Yue Shen, Yong Ding, Zhong Lin Wang

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A method of fabricating horizontally aligned ZnO nanowire (NW) arrays with full control over the width and length is demonstrated. A cross-sectional view of the NWs by transmission electron microscopy shows a "mushroom-like" structure. Novel monolithic multisegment superstructures are fabricated by making use of the lateral overgrowth. Ultralong horizontal ZnO NWs of an aspect ratio on the order often thousand are also demonstrated. These horizontal NWs are lifted off and transferred onto a flexible polymer substrate, which may have many great applications in horizontal ZnO NW-based nanosensor arrays, light-emitting diodes, optical gratings, integrated circuit interconnects, and high-output-power alternating-current nanogenerators. © 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1493-1497
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Functional Materials
Issue number9
StatePublished - Apr 28 2010
Externally publishedYes

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: Research was supported by DARPA (Army/AMCOM/REDSTONE AR, W31P4Q-08-1-0009), BES DOE (DE-FG02-07ER46394), KAUST, and NSF (DMS0706436, CMMI 0403671). Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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