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Synthesis and Cathodoluminescence of Tetrapod and Multipod-shaped ZnO Nanostructures by Oxidation of Zn in Air Atmosphere

공기 중 대기압 분위기에서 Zn의 산화에 의해 생성된 Tetrapod와 Multipod 형태의 나노구조와 음극선 발광 특성

  • Lee, Geun-Hyoung (Department of Materials & Components Engineering, Dong-eui University)
  • 이근형 (동의대학교 융합부품공학과)
  • Received : 2010.10.11
  • Accepted : 2011.01.03
  • Published : 2011.03.01

Abstract

ZnO nanostructures with tetrapod, needle and multipod shapes were synthesized without catalysts through a simple thermal oxidation of metallic Zn powder in alumina crucible under air atmosphere. X-ray diffraction data revealed that the ZnO nanostructures had wurtzite structure of hexagonal phase. Energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectra showed that the ZnO was of high purity. After the oxidation of Zn powder, white colored product was mainly observed and yellow colored product was observed only a very little on the surface of the oxidized source materials. The white product consisted of tetrapods, while yellow product was composed of needles and multipods. Cathodoluminescece spectra showed that the crystalline quality of tetrapods was better that those of needles and multipods.

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Supported by : 동의대학교

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