Crystallographic alignment of ZnO nanorod arrays on Zn2GeO4 nanocrystals : promising lattice-matched substrates
Lee, Pooi See
Date of Issue2010
School of Materials Science and Engineering
We demonstrated that ternary Zn2GeO4 crystals could be used as potential lattice-matched substrates for ZnO nanorod array growth. Single-crystalline Zn2GeO4 nanowires were used as substrates for crystallographic alignment of ZnO nanorod arrays. Structural characterization verified the heteroepitaxial growth between the ZnO c-plane and Zn2GeO4 side facets, which was attributed to the small lattice mismatches. The semiconducting Zn2GeO4 crystals are of potential interest as novel alternative substrates for ZnO nanorod array growth.
DRNTU::Science::Chemistry::Crystallography::Crystal structure and growth
The journal of physical chemistry C
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