Fabrication of the flower-like Zn 5(OH) 6(CO 3) 2 and ZnO microstructures consisting of the dendritic nanosheets

P. Zhao, Jintu Fan

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Abstract

The flower-like Zn 5(OH) 6(CO 3) 2 microstructures consisting of dendritic nanosheets were successfully prepared by the PEG 1000 and terpineol-assisted hydrothermal process. The flower-like Zn 5(OH) 6(CO 3) 2 microstructures could be converted to the flower-like ZnO microstructures consisting of dendritic nanosheets when the flower-like Zn 5(OH) 6(CO 3) 2 microstructures were decomposed in Muffle. The optical properties of flower-like ZnO nanostructures were investigated. The formation mechanism of the flower-like Zn 5(OH) 6(CO 3) 2 microstructures was also discussed. The experiments shown that the Zn 5(OH) 6(CO 3) 2 nuclei preferentially grew along the [100] direction under the assistance of PEG 1000 and terpineol. The flower-like Zn 5(OH) 6(CO 3) 2 microstructures consisting of dendritic sheets were formed through an Ostwald ripening process. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-117
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Letters
Volume83
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2012

Keywords

  • Crystal growth
  • Hydrothermal process
  • Microstructures
  • Zn 5(OH) 6(CO 3) 2
  • ZnO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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