Interpenetrative and transverse growth process of self-catalyzed ZnO nanorods

Rusen Yang, Zhong Lin Wang

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Beside longitudinal growth along the length, we show that ZnO nanorods also exhibit transverse growth, which is responsible for the formation of interpenetrative nanorods. The longitudinal growth is lead by the catalytically active Zn-terminated (0001) surface, while the oxygen-terminated (0001̄) surface is catalytically inactive, resulting in the formation of 'pencil' or 'bullet' shaped nanostructures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)741-745
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jun 2005

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Thanks to the financial support from the US NSF NIRT ECS-0210332. Thanks to Daniel Moore for calibrating the furnace and Prof J. M. Zuo for providing the simulation program for CBED.

Copyright 2008 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.


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