Vertically aligned and site controllable ZnOnanowire arrays have been synthesized and replicated viahydrothermal 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 ZnOnanowire arrays was obviously improved compared with the seedless ZnOnanowires grown on Au (111) surface, according to the excellent morphology preservation after ultrasonic wave treatment.
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Journal of Materials Chemistry
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