Charge Influence and Growth Mechanism of ZnO Nanorods
We demonstrate the influence of charges near the substrate surface on vertically aligned ZnO nanorod growth. ZnO nanorods were fabricated on n-type GaN with and without H+ treatments by catalyst-free metal-organic chemical vapor deposition. The ZnO nanorods grown on n-GaN films were vertically well-aligned and had a well-ordered wurtzite structure. However, the ZnO did not form into nanorods and the crystal quality was very degraded as they were deposited on the H+ treated n-GaN films. The charge influence was also observed in the ZnO nanorod growth on sapphire substrates. These results implied that the charges near the substrate surface dominantly affected on the crystallization and formation of ZnO nanorods.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2007-07-01
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