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Synthesis of zinc oxide nanostructures by microheaters in the ambient environment

Lin, W-C and Shih, C-J and Wu, C-C and Seshia, AA (2013) Synthesis of zinc oxide nanostructures by microheaters in the ambient environment. IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 12. pp. 21-28. ISSN 1536-125X

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Abstract

A catalyst-free synthesis of ZnO nanostructures using platinum microheaters under ambient environmental conditions has been developed. Different types of ZnO nanostructures are synthesized from the oxidization of Zn thin film by local heating. The characterization of two shapes of Pt microheaters is investigated and the relationship between the applied power for heat generation and ZnO nanostructure synthesis is investigated by local heating experiments under ambient conditions. Based on the developed heating approach, synthesis area, location, and morphologies of ZnO nanostructures can be controlled through the deposited thickness of Zn layer and applied heating voltages. Furthermore, a connected multiple-structure (Zn-ZnO-Zn) layer is synthesized using combinative multimicroheaters. © 2002-2012 IEEE.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Local nanostructure synthesis microheaters post-CMOS nanostructure integration zinc oxide nanostructures
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div C > Applied Mechanics
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:22
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2014 19:05
DOI: 10.1109/TNANO.2012.2225070