Zinc Oxide Nanorod Growth on Au-coated Silverwire

Zinc Oxide Nanorod Growth on Au-coated Silverwire

Hsiang Chen* Wei Ming Su Yu-Tzu Chen Chien-Cheng Lu Cheng-Yuan Weng

Applied Materials and Optoelectronic Engineering, National Chi Nan University, Taiwan, ROC

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15 February 2017
01 May 2017
31 May 2017
| Citation

In this study, zinc oxide nanostructures were grown on gold-coated silver wires by hydrothermal method. Multiple analyses on these nanostructures were performed to understand the structure and optical properties of zinc oxide on Au-plated silver wires, Owing to the Au-coated layer, ZnO nanorods could appear rather than ZnO nanoflakes on pure silver wires. Moreover, The deposited gold layer could vary zinc oxide nanostructures to nanorods The multiple analysis shows that lying flat ZnO structures with weak (002) crystalline structures and more defects could appear on the silver wire rather than ZnO nanostructures on pure silver wires.


ZnO nanorod, hydrothermal method, Au-coated silver wire, defect

1. Introduction
2. Experimental
3. Results and Discussion
4. Conclusions

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