Growth of crossed ZnO nanorod networks induced by polar substrate surface

J. H. He*, C. H. Ho, C. W. Wang, Y. Ding, L. J. Chen, Zhong L. Wang

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We show that by controlling the growth conditions, the crossed networks of ZnO nanorods were grown on an MgO (001) substrate. The [0001] ZnO nanorods grow along the {111} directions of MgO substrate and form aligned arrays. This growth is a result of polar surface induced growth from both the MgO {111} and ZnO ± (0001). The crossed ZnO nanorod networks are a potential candidate for field emission, optoelectronics, ultrasensitive sensing, catalysts and filtering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-19
Number of pages3
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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