Growth of self-assembled ZnO nanoleaf from aqueous solution by pulsed laser ablation

L Yang, PW May, L Yin, TB Scott

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Abstract

Zinc oxide 'nanoleaf' structures have been synthesized at room temperature and pressure using the novel technique of pulsed laser ablation (Nd:YAG 532 nm) of a zinc target in an aqueous solution of sodium dodecyl sulfate(SDS). Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), selected area electron diffraction (SAED), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy(HRTEM), photoluminescence spectroscopy and UV-visible spectroscopy were used to study the morphology, nanostructure and optical properties of these ZnO nanostructures. The growth mechanism appears to involve an increase of the structural complexity from zero-dimensional nanoparticles to one-dimensional nanorods, and then broadening of these into two-dimensional 'nanoleaf' structures. Variations are discussed in terms of differences in the concentration of SDS and the laser ablation time.
Translated title of the contributionGrowth of self-assembled ZnO nanoleaf from aqueous solution by pulsed laser ablation
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215602 - 215606
Number of pages5
JournalNanotechnology
Volume18 (21)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2007

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Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing

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