ZnO nanowires: chemical growth, electro-deposition and application to intracellular nano-sensors
2008 (English)In: Physica Status Solidi. C, Current topics in solid state physics, ISSN 1610-1634, E-ISSN 1610-1642, Vol. 5, no 9, 3076-3083 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this paper we present our results on growth, characterization, and nano-devices based on ZnO nano-structures. The ZnO nano-structures were grown by mainly two methods, the catalytic Vapor Liquid Solid (VLS) and the low temperature chemical growth. We show that by multiple coating combined with low temperature chemical growth, well aligned with size controlled ZnO nanowires on silicon substrates can be achieved. The dissolution, due to its important on the stability of ZnO nano-structures in aqueous medium, is then discussed and some preliminary experimental results are shown. Basic Optical characteristics of ZnO nano-rods are briefly discussed. Finally, electrochemical intracellular nano-sensors based on ZnO nano-wires are demonstrated as efficient nano-sensors for monitoring the human cell activity with minute pH changes. (© 2008 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 5, no 9, 3076-3083 p.
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-41114DOI: 10.1002/pssc.200779232Local ID: 55173OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-41114DiVA: diva2:261964
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