Growth of horizonatal ZnO nanowire arrays on any substrate

Yong Qui, Rusen Yang, Zhong Lin Wang

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A general method is presented for growing laterally aligned and patterned ZnO nanowire (NW) arrays on any substrate as long as it is flat. The orientation control is achieved using the combined effect from ZnO seed layer and the catalytically inactive Cr (or Sn) layer for NW growth. The growth temperature (< 100 °C) is so low that the method can be applied to a wide range of substrates that can be inorganic, organic, single crystal, polycrystal, or amorphous. The laterally aligned ZnO NW arrays can be employed for various applications, such as gas sensor, field effect transistor, nanogenerator, and flexible electronics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18734-18736
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry C
Issue number48
StatePublished - Dec 4 2008

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