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Metal Organic Chemical Vapour Deposition of Vertically Aligned ZnO Nanowires Using Oxygen Donor Adducts

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Vertically aligned zinc oxide (ZnO) nanowires (NWs) have been grown by liquid injection Metal Organic Chemical Vapour Deposition, using oxygen donor adducts of Me2Zn. The growth and characterisation of the nanowires grown using [Me2Zn(L)] where L = monodentate ethers, tetrahydrofuran (C4H8O) (1), tetrahydropyran (C5H10O) (2), furan (C4H4O) (3) and the bidentate ethers, 1,2-dimethoxyethane (C4H12O2) (4) 1,4-dioxane (C4H8O2) (5) and 1,4-thioxane (C4H8SO) (6) is discussed. Single crystal X-ray structures of (4), (5), (6) have been established and are included here. The ZnO NWs were deposited in the absence of a seed catalyst on Si(111) and F-doped SnO2/glass substrates over the temperature range 350–600 °C. X-ray diffraction (XRD) data shows that the nanowires grown from all adduct precursors were deposited in the wurtzitic phase.
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Keywords: CRYSTAL STRUCTURES; DIMETHYLZINC ADDUCTS; METALORGANIC CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION; ZINC OXIDE NANOWIRES

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2011-09-01

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