Growth of shape- and size-selective zinc oxide nanorods by a microwave-assisted chemical bath deposition method: effect on photocatalysis properties

Shinde, Vaishali R., Gujar, Tanaji P., Noda, Takeshi, Fujita, Daisuke, Vinu, Ajayan, Grandcolas, Mathieu and Ye, Jinhua (2010) Growth of shape- and size-selective zinc oxide nanorods by a microwave-assisted chemical bath deposition method: effect on photocatalysis properties. Chemistry: A European Journal, 16 34: 10569-10575. doi:10.1002/chem.200903370


Author Shinde, Vaishali R.
Gujar, Tanaji P.
Noda, Takeshi
Fujita, Daisuke
Vinu, Ajayan
Grandcolas, Mathieu
Ye, Jinhua
Title Growth of shape- and size-selective zinc oxide nanorods by a microwave-assisted chemical bath deposition method: effect on photocatalysis properties
Journal name Chemistry: A European Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0947-6539
1521-3765
Publication date 2010-09-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/chem.200903370
Volume 16
Issue 34
Start page 10569
End page 10575
Total pages 7
Place of publication Weinheim, Germany
Publisher Wiley
Language eng
Abstract Herein, we demonstrate the shape- and size-selective growth of ZnO nanostructures on indium tin oxide-coated glass substrates by using a microwave-assisted chemical bath deposition method. By systematically controlling the deposition parameters, it is possible to produce shape- and size-selective nanostructures with high alignment and uniformity. Specifically, the pH of the bath can be used to control the shape of rods from bundled structures to tapered and flat tips. Furthermore, the deposition temperature can be used to control the size of the ZnO array from 770 to 125 nm. The prepared rods were active catalysts in the degradation of methylene blue under UV radiation, and exhibited size-dependent activity.
Keyword Crystal engineering
Crystal growth
Nanostructures
Photocatalysis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Publications
 
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