Influence of Post-Annealing Temperature on the Material Properties of Zinc Oxide Nanorods
Zinc oxide (ZnO) is an emerging optoelectronic material in large area electronic applications due to its various functional behaviors. We present the fabrication and the characterization of ZnO nanorods. The ZnO nanorods were synthesized using sol–gel hydrothermal technique on oxidized silicon substrates. Different post-annealing temperatures were explored in the sol–gel hydrothermal synthesis of the ZnO nanorods. The surface morphology of the ZnO nanorods were examined using scanning electron microscope (SEM). In order to investigate the structural properties, the ZnO nanorods were measured using X-ray diffractometer (XRD). The optical properties were measured using ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy. The influence of the post-annealing temperature on the realized ZnO nanorods will be revealed and discussed in this paper.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2010-10-01
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