Decoration of ZnO nanorods with coral reefs like NiO nanostructures by the hydrothermal growth method and their luminescence study
2014 (English)In: Materials, ISSN 1996-1944, Vol. 7, no 1, 430-440 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Composite nanostructures of coral reefs like p-type NiO on n-type ZnO nanorods have been decorate on fluorine-doped tin oxide glass substrates by the hydrothermal growth. Structural characterization was performed by field emission scanning electron microscopy, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction techniques. This investigation has shown that the adopted synthesis has led to high crystalline quality nanostructures. Morphological study shows that the coral reefs like nanostructures are densely packed on the ZnO nanorods. Cathodoluminescence (CL) spectra for the synthesized composite nanostructures were dominated by a near band gap emission at 380 nm and by a broad interstitial defect related luminescence centered at ~630 nm. Spatially resolved CL images reveal that the luminescence originates mainly from the ZnO nanorods.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI , 2014. Vol. 7, no 1, 430-440 p.
ZnO nanorods; NiO nanostructure; composite nanostructures; defect states; cathodoluminescent
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-103339DOI: 10.3390/ma7010430ISI: 000336088500030OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-103339DiVA: diva2:688543