|About this Abstract
||Materials Science & Technology 2011
||MS&T'11 Poster Session
||192 Catalyst-Assisted Low Temperature Synthesis of Zinc Oxide Nanostructures by Vapor Phase Transport
||Michael Marshall, Tarek Mohsen Trad
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Zinc oxide nanostructures were grown on Si(100) substrates coated with a monolayer of cobalt ferrite nanoparticles. The synthesis was achieved at substrate temperatures as low as 300 °C. Nanostructures and catalyst particles' size distribution and morphology were characterized by scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy. Crystal structure and quality of the ZnO product was determined by X-ray diffraction. The effects of catalyst addition, precursor temperature, carrier gas flow rate, substrate position relative to the precursor, and the deposition temperature range were studied. The relatively simple reaction process offers an opportunity to investigate the physical synthesis of ZnO nanostructures on flexible, low-melting point substrates and may prove useful for the development of hybrid polymer-ZnO nanostructured solar cells.