Growth of ZnO Nanostructures on Various Substrates by Simple Aqueous Solution Method

습식화학방법에 의해 다양한 기판위에 ZnO 나노구조물의 성장

  • 이삼동 (금오공과대학교 신소재시스템공학부) ;
  • 진미진 (금오공과대학교 신소재시스템공학부) ;
  • 신경식 (금오공과대학교 신소재시스템공학부) ;
  • 정순욱 (금오공과대학교 신소재시스템공학부) ;
  • 김상우 (금오공과대학교 신소재시스템공학부)
  • Published : 2008.07.01


Growth of well-aligned ZnO nanostructures on various substrates such as GaN, ITO/glass, and sapphire was realized via a simple aqueous solution method at low temperature of $90^{\circ}C$. Morphology of ZnO nanostructures grown on various substrates as function of substrate was studied. It was found that ZnO nanostructures is a strong function of substrate. It was clearly observed that the morphology of ZnO nanostructures could be varied by change of substrate. Morphology, crystallinity, and crystal characteristics were carried out by FE-SEM, synchrotron x-ray scattering measurements, and high-resolution electron microscopy, respectively.


  1. M. H. Huang, S. Mao, H. Feick, H. Yan, Y. Wu, H. Kind, E. Weber, R. Russo, and P. Yang, 'Room-temperature ultraviolet nanowire nanolasers', Science, Vol. 292, p. 1897, 2001
  2. Y. I. Alivov, E. V. Kalinina, A. E. Cherenkov, D. C. Look, B. M. Ataev, A. K. Omaev, M. V. Chukichev, and D. M. Bagnall, 'Fabrication and characterization of n-ZnO/p-AlGaN heterojunction light-emitting diodes on 6H-SiC substrates', Appl. Phys. Lett., Vol. 83, p. 4719, 2003
  3. J. Song, J. Zhou, and Z. L. Wang, 'Piezoelectric and semiconducting coupled power generating process of a single ZnO belt/wire. A technology for harvesting electricity from the environment', Nano Lett., Vol. 6, p. 1656, 2006
  4. P. X. Gao, Y. Ding, and Z. L. Wang, 'Crystallographic orientation-aligned ZnO nanorods grown by a tin catalyst', Nano Lett., Vol. 3, p. 1315, 2003
  5. S.-W. Kim, S. Fujita, M.-S. Yi, and D. H. Yoon, 'Catalyst-free synthesis of ZnO nanowall networks on Si3N 4/Si substrates by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition', Appl. Phys. Lett., Vol. 88, p. 253114, 2006
  6. L. C. Tien, D. P. Norton, S. J. Pearton, H.-T. Wang, and F. Ren, 'Nucleation control for ZnO nanorods grown by catalyst-driven molecular beam epitaxy', Appl. Surf. Sci., Vol. 253, p. 4620, 2007
  7. M. Yang, G. Yin, Z. Huang, X. Liao, Y. Kang, and Y. Yao, 'Well-aligned ZnO rod arrays grown on glass substrate from aqueous solution', Appl. Surf. Sci., Vol. 254, p. 2917, 2008
  8. G.-W. She, X.-H. Zhang, W.-S. Shi, X. Fan, J. C. Chang, C.-S Lee, S.-T. Lee, and C.-H. Liu, 'Controlled synthesis of oriented single-crystal ZnO nanotube arrays on transparent conductive substrates', Appl. Phys. Lett., Vol. 82, p. 053111, 2008