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Title: Fabrication of tunable hydrophobic surface of ZnO nanorods with Cu doping

In this work, tunable wettability of the Zinc Oxide (ZnO) nanorod surface with Cu doping prepared by a hydrothermal method. These grown samples were characterized by XRD, FESEM, AFM and water contact angle measurements. The wettability of the ZnO nanorods surface area was controlled and tuned by different concentration of copper doping. It was found that the hydrophobic surface of doped ZnO Nanorods shows a maximum and minimum contact angle of about 156.60° and 136.36° was achieved with doping concentration of 10 and 20 M % respectively. Further, the surface properties such as surface energy and work of adhesion were calculated for undoped and Cu doped ZnO nanostructure surfaces. These nanosructures can be potentially applicable to enlarge time honoured application of ZnO based electronic devices.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Department of Applied Physics, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad-826004, Jharkhand (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22488795
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1675; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: AMRP-2015: 4. national conference on advanced materials and radiation physics, Longowal (India), 13-14 Mar 2015; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ADHESION; ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPY; CONCENTRATION RATIO; COPPER; DOPED MATERIALS; FABRICATION; HYDROTHERMAL SYNTHESIS; NANOSTRUCTURES; SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; SURFACE AREA; SURFACES; WATER; WETTABILITY; X-RAY DIFFRACTION; ZINC OXIDES