The crystal polarity of wurtzite zinc oxide nanorods grown hydrothermally parallel to the c =  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 =  direction. The method is shown to be viable for nanorods down to about 11 nm in diameter.
|Translated title of the contribution||Polarity determination of zinc oxide nanorods by defocused convergent-beam electron diffraction|
|Pages (from-to)||417 - 421|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Philosophical Magazine Letters|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2007|