Ordered zinc-vacancy induced Zn0.75Ox nanophase structure

Yong Ding, Rusen Yang, Zhong Lin Wang

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Using transmission electron microscopy, a new nano-phase structure of Zn0.75Ox induced by Zn-vacancy has been discovered to grow on wurtzite ZnO nanobelts. The superstructure grows epitaxial from the { 0 over(1, ̄) 10 } surface of the wurtzite ZnO nanobelts and can be fitted as an orthorhombic structure, with lattice parameters a′=2a, b ≈ sqrt(3) a and c′=c, where a and c are the lattice parameters of ZnO. The superstructured phase is resulted from high-density Zn vacancies orderly distributed in the ZnO matrix. This study provides direct observation about the existence of Zn-vacancies in ZnO.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)390-394
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number8
StatePublished - May 2006


  • A. ZnO
  • C. Nanobelts
  • C. Superstructure
  • C. Vacancy
  • E. Transmission electron microscopy

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