Hierarchical ZnO/Bi2O3 nanostructures : synthesis, characterization, and electron-beam modification
Date of Issue2010
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Two types of ZnO/Bi2O3 nanonecklace heterostructures were fabricated using the vapor-phase transport (VPT) method for the first time. These hierarchical structures were well characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) with energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) attached. The growth mechanism of the novel structures were proposed based on these characterizations. Electron-beam irradiation was found to be a powerful and controllable tool in further tailoring such ZnO/Bi2O3 nanonecklace heterostructures. In addition, photoluminescence (PL) emission from the hierarchical nanostructures showed enhancement comparing to the pure Bi2O3 powder.
Applied physics A
© 2009 Springer-Verlag. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Applied Physics A, Springer-Verlag. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: DOI: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00339-009-5431-8 ].