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Growth and replication of ordered ZnO nanowire arrays on general flexible substrates

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Abstract

Vertically aligned and site controllable ZnO nanowire arrays have been synthesized and replicated via hydrothermal method on general flexible substrates. The replication was demonstrated for three generations. The morphology and density of the nanowire arrays could be optimized in the original generation by adjusting the chemical reaction parameters. The pattern of the original generation was inherited by the succeeding generations by a new transferring method. The growth mechanism of the replicated nanowire arrays was investigated with the help of inductively coupled plasma (ICP) etching and AFM tip scanning. The robustness of the ZnO nanowire arrays was obviously improved compared with the seedless ZnO nanowires grown on Au (111) surface, according to the excellent morphology preservation after ultrasonic wave treatment.

Graphical abstract: Growth and replication of ordered ZnO nanowire arrays on general flexible substrates

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The article was received on 02 Sep 2010, accepted on 21 Sep 2010 and first published on 04 Oct 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0JM02915G
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2010,20, 10606-10610
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    Growth and replication of ordered ZnO nanowire arrays on general flexible substrates

    S. Zhang, Y. Shen, H. Fang, S. Xu, J. Song and Z. L. Wang, J. Mater. Chem., 2010, 20, 10606
    DOI: 10.1039/C0JM02915G

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