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ZnO nanostructures: growth, properties and applications

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Abstract

ZnO is a material which is of great interest for a variety of applications due to its unique properties and the availability of a variety of growth methods resulting in a number of different morphologies and a wide range of material properties of synthesized nanostructures. In this review, we will discuss recent advances in important and/or controversial issues concerning ZnO properties and its applications. We will also discuss areas where further improvements are needed, and in particular discuss the issues related to the environmental stability of ZnO and its implications on reproducibility of measurements and the toxicity of ZnO nanomaterials.

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The article was received on 30 Oct 2011, accepted on 17 Jan 2012 and first published on 10 Feb 2012


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM15548F
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2012,22, 6526-6535
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    ZnO nanostructures: growth, properties and applications

    A. B. Djurišić, X. Chen, Y. H. Leung and A. Man Ching Ng, J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 6526
    DOI: 10.1039/C2JM15548F

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