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Title: Formation of single crystalline ZnO nanotubes without catalysts and templates

Abstract

Oxide and nitride nanotubes have gained attention for their large surface areas, wide energy band gaps, and hydrophilic natures for various innovative applications. These nanotubes were either grown by templates or multistep processes with uncontrollable crystallinity. Here the authors show that single crystal ZnO nanotubes can be directly grown on planar substrates without using catalysts and templates. These results are guided by the theory of nucleation and the vapor-solid crystal growth mechanism, which is applicable for transforming other nanowires or nanorods into nanotubular structures.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. ORNL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
931888
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 90
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; CRYSTAL GROWTH; MONOCRYSTALS; NANOTUBES; ZINC OXIDES; FABRICATION; ZnO; nanotubes

Citation Formats

Ivanov, Ilia N, and Geohegan, David B. Formation of single crystalline ZnO nanotubes without catalysts and templates. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Ivanov, Ilia N, & Geohegan, David B. Formation of single crystalline ZnO nanotubes without catalysts and templates. United States.
Ivanov, Ilia N, and Geohegan, David B. Mon . "Formation of single crystalline ZnO nanotubes without catalysts and templates". United States. doi:.
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title = {Formation of single crystalline ZnO nanotubes without catalysts and templates},
author = {Ivanov, Ilia N and Geohegan, David B},
abstractNote = {Oxide and nitride nanotubes have gained attention for their large surface areas, wide energy band gaps, and hydrophilic natures for various innovative applications. These nanotubes were either grown by templates or multistep processes with uncontrollable crystallinity. Here the authors show that single crystal ZnO nanotubes can be directly grown on planar substrates without using catalysts and templates. These results are guided by the theory of nucleation and the vapor-solid crystal growth mechanism, which is applicable for transforming other nanowires or nanorods into nanotubular structures.},
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journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
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volume = 90,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
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