Morphological syntheses of ZnO nanostructures under microwave irradiation



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Shen, X., Sun, J., Zhu, G., Ji, Z., Chen, Z. & Li, N. (2013). Morphological syntheses of ZnO nanostructures under microwave irradiation. Journal of Materials Science, 48 (6), 2358-2364.


ZnO nanostructures with flower-, rod-, and flake-like morphologies have been controllably synthesized using Zn(acac)(2)center dot H2O (acac = acetylacetonate) as a single-source precursor through a facile and fast microwave-assisted method. The morphologies of ZnO nanostructures can be systematically adjusted by using various surfactants. The ZnO products are characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and selected area electron diffraction. The results show that all ZnO nanostructures are of single-crystalline nature with hexagonal wurtzite structure. The possible formation mechanism for these ZnO nanostructures is proposed and their photoluminescence properties are also investigated.

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