Polarity determination of zinc oxide nanorods by defocused convergent-beam electron diffraction

DP Nicholls, R Vincent, D Cherns, Y Sun, MNR Ashfold

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Abstract

The crystal polarity of wurtzite zinc oxide nanorods grown hydrothermally parallel to the c = [0001] direction has been determined by convergent-beam electron diffraction using a defocused probe. The method enables a simple comparison of the diffracted intensities in +/-0002 reflections across side-on nanorods, demonstrating growth in this case is in the c = [0001] direction. The method is shown to be viable for nanorods down to about 11 nm in diameter.
Translated title of the contributionPolarity determination of zinc oxide nanorods by defocused convergent-beam electron diffraction
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417 - 421
Number of pages5
JournalPhilosophical Magazine Letters
Volume87 (6)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

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Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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