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Title: Superhydrophobic and antireflecting behavior of densely packed and size controlled ZnO nanorods
Authors: Kumar, Palaniswamy Suresh
Sundaramurthy, Jayaraman
Zhang, X.
Mangalaraj, D.
Thavasi, V.
Ramakrishna, Seeram
Keywords: DRNTU::Science::Chemistry::Physical chemistry::Complex compounds
Issue Date: 2013
Source: Kumar, S. P., Sundaramurthy, J., Zhang, X., Mangalaraj, D., Thavasi, V., & Ramakrishna, S. (2013). Superhydrophobic and antireflecting behavior of densely packed and size controlled ZnO nanorods. Journal of alloys and compounds, 553, 375-382.
Series/Report no.: Journal of alloys and compounds
Abstract: Controlled growth of ZnO nanorods were synthesized using two step low temperature successive ionic layer adsorption and reaction (SILAR), and chemical bath deposition (CBD) approach. By varying the precursor concentrations, the packing density, size, and orientation of ZnO nanorods were tuned successfully. TEM and HRTEM analysis revealed that the deposited ZnO nanorods possessed single-crystal structure with lattice spacing of 0.25 nm. XRD patterns of both ZnO seed layer and nanorod films confirmed a highly crystalline nature with preferential (0 0 2) orientations along the c-axis direction. The surface wettability of ZnO nanorods showed a superhydrophobic behavior with a specific water contact angle (WCA) of ∼160° was achieved without any surface modification or pretreatment. ZnO nanorods also showed a good anti-reflective (AR) property exhibiting a low reflectance of about 6.5%.
ISSN: 0925-8388
DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2012.11.044
Rights: © 2012 Elsevier B. V.
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