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High-quality ZnO nanorod based flexible devices for electronic and biological applications

Reddy, Koteeswara N and Devika, M and Tu, CW (2014) High-quality ZnO nanorod based flexible devices for electronic and biological applications. In: RSC ADVANCES, 4 (71). pp. 37563-37568.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1039/c4ra05712k

Abstract

Vertically aligned zinc oxide nanorods (ZnO NRs) were synthesized on kapton flexible sheets using a simple and cost-effective three-step process (electrochemical seeding, annealing under ambient conditions, and chemical solution growth). Scanning electron microscopy studies reveal that ZnO NRs grown on seed-layers, developed by electrochemical deposition at a negative potential of 1.5 V over a duration of 2.5 min and annealed at 200 degrees C for 2 h, consist of uniform morphology and good chemical stoichiometry. Transmission electron microscopy analyses show that the as-grown ZnO NRs have single crystalline hexagonal structure with a preferential growth direction of < 001 >. Highly flexible p-n junction diodes fabricated by using p-type conductive polymer exhibited excellent diode characteristics even under the fold state.

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Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY, THOMAS GRAHAM HOUSE, SCIENCE PARK, MILTON RD, CAMBRIDGE CB4 0WF, CAMBS, ENGLAND.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)
Other Centres/Units/UG Programme > Centre for Nano Science and Engineering
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2014 07:01
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2014 07:01
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/50049

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