Facile route to high-density, ordered ZnO nanowire arrays and their photoluminescence properties

Wei Chen, Xiaoming Tao, Yuyang Liu, Xiaohong Sun, Zhigang Hu, Bin Fei

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A simple template-directed wet chemistry route based on traditional thermal decomposition technique has been developed for the preparation of high-density, ordered ZnO nanowire arrays. The fabrication was performed at relative low temperature without involving complex procedures, sophisticated equipment and rigorous experiment conditions, thereby providing a straightforward and mild method to produce metal/metal oxide ordered nanostructures. The nanowire array system was evaluated by SEM, XRD, TEM and PL. A stable luminescence at 425 nm was present.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8683-8687
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Surface Science
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2006


  • Nanowire arrays
  • Photoluminescence
  • Thermal decomposition
  • ZnO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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