Growth of ZnO nanostructures on zinc and Pt substrates

Nouar Tabet, M. Faiz, A. Al-Oteibi

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Nanocrystalline ZnO of various shapes was obtained without the use of catalysts by dry oxidation of metallic zinc. Oxidation treatments performed below the melting point of Zn (Tm = 419°C) led to the formation of flakes-type structure. At 500°C, long nanofibers of circular and uniform cross section covering the surface of the oxidized samples were observed. At 600°C, large density of cone-shape needles covered the oxidized surface. High quality nanocrystals of hexagonal shape were obtained by vapor deposition on Pt substrate. XRD results showed that the lattice parameters of the needles are 1% smaller than those of microcrystalline ZnO.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-30
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Nanoscience
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2007
Externally publishedYes



  • Nanocrystals
  • Nanostructure
  • Nanowires
  • Oxidation
  • XPS
  • ZnO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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