Synthesis, optical properties and functional applications of ZnO Nano-materials: A review

S. Tanemura, L. Miao, M. Tanemura, F. Y. Ran, Y. G. Cao, H. Y. Yang, Shu Ping Lau

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This review article summarizes briefly some important achievements of our recent research on the synthesis, optical properties and novel applications of nano-strucured ZnO such as nanorods and honeycomb shaped 3-D (dimension) nano random-walls. A chemical reaction/vapor transportation deposition technique was employed to fabricate those structures on ZnO/SiO2/Si substrate without any catalyst and additive in a simple tube furnace to aim the low-cost and high qualified samples. Random laser action with strong coherent feedback at the wavelength between 375 nm- 395 nm has been firstly observed under 355 nm optical excitation with threshold pumping intensity 0.38 MW/cm2 in ZnO 3-D random-wall nanostructure.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 2nd IEEE International Nanoelectronics Conference, INEC 2008
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 2nd IEEE International Nanoelectronics Conference, INEC 2008 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 24 Mar 200827 Mar 2008


Conference2008 2nd IEEE International Nanoelectronics Conference, INEC 2008


  • Nano-strucure
  • Photoluminescence
  • Random lasing
  • Synthesis
  • ZnO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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