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Vertically aligned ZnO nanorods on flexible substrates for multifunctional device applications: Easy and cost-effective route

Reddy, Koteeswara N and Devika, M and Tu, CW (2014) Vertically aligned ZnO nanorods on flexible substrates for multifunctional device applications: Easy and cost-effective route. In: MATERIALS LETTERS, 120 . pp. 62-64.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2014.01.029

Abstract

Zinc oxide nanorods (ZnO NRs) have been synthesized on flexible substrates by adopting a new and novel three-step process. The as-grown ZnO NRs are vertically aligned and have excellent chemical stoichiometry between its constituents. The transmission electron microscopic studies show that these NR structures are single crystalline and grown along the < 001 > direction. The optical studies show that these nanostructures have a direct optical band gap of about 3.34 eV. Therefore, the proposed methodology for the synthesis of vertically aligned NRs on flexible sheets launches a new route in the development of low-cost flexible devices. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Keywords: ZnO NRs; Solution growth; Flexible devices; Physical properties; Growth methodology
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 27 May 2014 07:50
Last Modified: 27 May 2014 07:50
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/49031

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