ZnO nanorods grown on cotton fabrics at low temperature

Ronghua Wang, John Haozhong Xin, Xiaoming Tao, Walid A. Daoud

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Abstract

An effective low-temperature growth approach to grow hexagonally oriented ZnO nanorod arrays onto fibrous substrate is reported. The typical nanorods synthesized in this study were 10-50 nm in diameter and 300-500 nm in length. Meanwhile novel structural meso-scale dumbbells uniformly grown in aqueous solution were firstly discovered with the length of 2.1 μm, diameter of 700, 800 and 450 nm in a larger end face, in a smaller end face and in the waist, respectively. The cotton fabrics treated in this study provided an excellent UV protection factor rating of 50+ and therefore implied high photocatalytic activities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-255
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume398
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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