Growth of ZnO nanorods from Zn and Zn- Zn3N2 films

A. Toumiat, S. Zerkout, S. Achour, Nouar Tabet, L. Guarbous

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Abstract

This work reports on the growth of ZnO nanorods by simple thermal oxidation under air at 500°C of Zn and/or Zn-Zn3N2 precursors thin films. These films were deposited by reactive magnetron sputtering in argon atmosphere for Zn films and in a mixture of Ar - N2 for Zn-Zn 3N2. X- Rays diffraction (XRD) patterns of the precursors films showed the formation of both Zn and Zn3N2 phases before oxidation. However, after oxidation, X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) analysis revealed the disappearance of Zn3N2 phase. This method allowed us to prepare high-density ZnO nanorods by oxidizing ZnZn3N2 precursor films. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) investigations revealed that the films prepared from Zn-Zn 3N2 showed higher density of nanorods and stronger photoluminescence with several mode phonon replicas at room temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
Pages59-63
Number of pages5
Volume929
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventNANOTECHNOLOGY AND ITS APPLICATIONS: First Sharjah International Conference on Nanotechnology and Its Applications - Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 10 Apr 200712 Apr 2007

Other

OtherNANOTECHNOLOGY AND ITS APPLICATIONS: First Sharjah International Conference on Nanotechnology and Its Applications
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CitySharjah
Period10/4/0712/4/07

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Keywords

  • Photoluminescence
  • ZnN
  • ZnO nanorods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Toumiat, A., Zerkout, S., Achour, S., Tabet, N., & Guarbous, L. (2007). Growth of ZnO nanorods from Zn and Zn- Zn3N2 films. In AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 929, pp. 59-63) https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2776689