Fabrication and characterization of ZnO nanorod arrays grown on nickel-coated polyester fibber

C. P. Wong, Chee Leung Mak

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Vertical-aligned arrays of zinc oxide (ZnO) nanorod were grown on nickel-coated polyester s for future development of ZnO nanorod-based solar cells. ZnO nanorods with aspect ratio of three were deposited by chemical solution deposition (CBD). Besides, an underlying ZnO seed layer was introduced to grow large-area and continuous layer of ZnO nanorods using pulsed laser deposition (PLD). Structurally, dominating XRD diffraction of the ZnO nanorod arrays was occurred at lattice plane (002) and a specific Raman spectrum was also obtained. Optically, bandgap energy of the ZnO nanorods was 3.95 eV. The ZnO nanorods with full-width at half-maximun (FWHM) of about 16 nm were excited normally from ultraviolet laser source of λ=266 nm and released edge-emission of λ=383 nm. On the basis of our results, high quality ZnO nanorods have been successfully fabricated on nickel-coated polyester fibers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Materials Research II
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 27 Feb 2012
Event2012 2nd International Conference on Advanced Material Research, ICAMR 2012 - Chengdu, China
Duration: 7 Jan 20128 Jan 2012

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
ISSN (Print)1022-6680


Conference2012 2nd International Conference on Advanced Material Research, ICAMR 2012


  • Chemical bath deposition
  • Electroless nickel plating
  • Nickel-coated polyester fiber
  • ZnO nanorods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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