Sol-gel synthesis of sub-50 nm ZnO nanowires on pulse laser deposited ZnO thin films

Chang Hyun Bae, Seung Min Park, Seung Eon Ahn, Dong Jin Oh, Gyu Tae Kim, Jeong Sook Ha

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A simple synthesis route to high-quality sub-50 nm ZnO nanowires is reported, utilizing ZnO thin films grown by pulse laser deposition (PLD) as seed layers. Depending upon the PLD growth conditions, the surface morphology of the ZnO nanowires on ZnO film was distinctively different whereas the diameters were almost the same. With the increase of the concentration of zinc nitrate/methenamine solution from 0.002 to 0.02 M, the average diameter of the ZnO nanowire increased but remained sub-50 nm. The grown ZnO nanowires showed a high crystallinity with a low defect density confirmed by a sharp photoluminescence spectrum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1758-1761
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Surface Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 15

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Korea Research Foundation Grant funded by the Korean Government (KRF-2004-005-C00068 and KRF-2005-070-C00063) and the Basic Research Program of Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (Grant No. R01-2005-000-10648-0).


  • Pulsed laser deposition
  • Sol-gel synthesis
  • ZnO nanowire
  • sub-50 nm diameter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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