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, K. W. 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


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


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