Synthesis and characterization of axially periodic Zn2SnO 4 dendritic nanostructures

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Author(s)

  • Jun Shen
  • Bing-Hui Ge
  • Wei-Guo Chu
  • Shu-Dong Luo
  • Zeng-Xing Zhang
  • Dong-Fang Liu
  • Li-Feng Liu
  • Wen-Jun Ma
  • Yan-Juan Xiang
  • Chao-Ying Wang
  • Gang Wang
  • Wei-Ya Zhou

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2184-2190
Journal / PublicationChinese Physics B
Volume17
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Zn2SnO4 (ZTO) nanowires with a unique dendritic nanostructure were synthesized via a simple one-step thermal evaporation and condensation process. The morphology and microstructure of the ZTO nanodendrite have been investigated by means of field emission scanning electron microscopy (SEM), x-ray diffraction (XRD) and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). SEM observation revealed the formation of branched nanostructures and showed that each branch exhibited a unique periodic structure formed by a row of overlaid rhombohedra of ZTO nanocrystals along the axis of the nanobranch. HRTEM studies displayed that the branches grew homoepitaxially as single-crystalline nanowires from the ZTO nanowire backbone. A possible growth model of the branched ZTO nanowires is discussed. To successfully prepare branched structures would provide an opportunity for both fundamental research and practical applications, such as three-dimensional nanoelectronics, and opto-electronic nanodevices. © 2008 Chin. Phys. Soc. and IOP Publishing Ltd.

Research Area(s)

  • Dendrite, Epitaxial growth, Photoluminescence, Zn2SnO4

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Citation Format(s)

Synthesis and characterization of axially periodic Zn2SnO 4 dendritic nanostructures. / Shen, Jun; Ge, Bing-Hui; Chu, Wei-Guo et al.
In: Chinese Physics B, Vol. 17, No. 6, 01.06.2008, p. 2184-2190.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review