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Synthesis and characterization of composite of gold nanoparticles attached ZnO nanorods
Author(s): K. Zhang; R. Konda; T. Holloway; W. Cao; A. K. Pradhan
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Paper Abstract

We report on the growth and characterization of ZnO nanorods using chemical vapor deposition (CVP) with and without graphite, wet chemical reaction and gold attached ZnO nanorods called nanocomposites. Various novel arrangements of growth of uniform one dimensional ZnO nanostructures were observed. The ZnO nanostructures and the composite materials were examined by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), The results of characterization demonstrated that ZnO nanostructures are one dimensional, the nanocomposites consist of both gold nanoparticles and ZnO nanorods. The result also shows that the gold nanoparticles were tightly attached on the nanorod surface. Our results suggest that ZnO nanostructures and nanocomposites are useful for solar cell, sensor applications. The detail of the results will be presented.

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Date Published: 30 March 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7646, Nanosensors, Biosensors, and Info-Tech Sensors and Systems 2010, 76461P (30 March 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.847314
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K. Zhang, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)
R. Konda, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)
T. Holloway, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)
W. Cao, Old Dominion Univ. (United States)
A. K. Pradhan, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7646:
Nanosensors, Biosensors, and Info-Tech Sensors and Systems 2010
Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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