Novel ZnO nanorod films by chemical solution deposition for planar device applications

Singh, D., Narasimulu, Anand Arcot, Garcia-Gancedo, L., Fu, Y. Q., Soin, Navneet ORCID: 0000-0002-0196-2071, Shao, Guosheng and Luo, J. ORCID: 0000-0003-0310-2443 (2013) Novel ZnO nanorod films by chemical solution deposition for planar device applications. Nanotechnology, 24 (27). ISSN 0957-4484

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: Smooth and continuous ZnO films consisting of densely packed ZnO nanorods (NRs) were synthesized using hydro-thermo-chemical solution deposition method which can be used for electronic device fabrication. These devices would have the novelty of high performance benefiting from the unique properties of the nanomaterials and can be fabricated on these films using conventional low cost planar process, as they have very smooth surfaces. Photoluminescence measurements showed that the nanorod films have much stronger band-to-band emissions than those from discrete ZnO NRs, hence have the potential for the development of ZnO light emission diodes and lasers etc. The nanorod films have been used to fabricate large area planar surface acoustic wave devices by conventional photolithography and demonstrated two well-defined resonant peaks and their potential for large area device applications. The chemical solution deposition method is a simple, reproducible, scalable and economic method. These nanorod films are suitable for large scale production and synthesis on cost-effective substrates promising for various fields such as sensing systems, renewable energy and optoelectronic applications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ZnO NRs, Smooth nanorod film, Planar structure, Photoluminescence, Surface acoustic wave
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: University of Bolton Research Centres > Institute for Renewable Energy and Environmental Technologies
Depositing User: Sarah Taylor
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2018 11:52
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2018 11:52
Identification Number: 10.1088/0957-4484/24/27/275601

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