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Multifunctional ZnO nanostructures: from material growth to novel applications
Author(s): Xudong Wang; Jian Shi
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Paper Abstract

ZnO is a superior multifunctional material with broad applications in electronics, optoelectronics, and piezoelectric transducers. The nanowire (NW) morphology is an ideal system for studying transport process in one-dimensionally (1D) confined objects and developing new generation nanodevices with high performance. This paper will review we will review the self-catalyzed growth of ZnO nanostructures. An interesting cluster drifting phenomenon was discovered, which evidenced this growth mechanism and provide a control toward the morphology. In addition, a strainversus- dislocation (SVD) model will be discussed to explain the growth of vertically aligned ZnO nanostructures on heterogeneous substrates. Finally, a novel application of using the piezoelectric ZnO NWs for converting nano-scale mechanical energy into electric energy is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 March 2011
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7940, Oxide-based Materials and Devices II, 79400G (14 March 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.879920
Show Author Affiliations
Xudong Wang, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
Jian Shi, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7940:
Oxide-based Materials and Devices II
Ferechteh Hosseini Teherani; David C. Look; David J. Rogers, Editor(s)

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