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Synthesis of Zn2SnO4 Nanowires and Their Photoluminescence Properties

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Single-crystalline Zn2SnO4 nanowires were successfully synthesized on a photoresist-coated Si substrate using a facile chemical vapor deposition method. The growth of the nanowires followed a self-catalytic vapor-liquid-solid process. During annealing, the photoresist was carbonized into a complex glassy and graphite carbon structure. The immiscibility between the carbon layer and the in-situ formed Zn2SnO4 was a prime factor in the formation of the one-dimensional Zn2SnO4 nanowires. A broad blue-red emission band centered at 490.4 nm was observed in the photoluminescence spectrum of these nanowires, and it was related to the oxygen vacancies in these nanowires.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2010-12-01

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