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Appl. Sci. 2017, 7(4), 383; doi:10.3390/app7040383

Solar Explosive Evaporation Growth of ZnO Nanostructures

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I. Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Material Science, National Academy of Science of Ukraine, 3 Krzhizhanovskogo Street, 03680 Kyiv, Ukraine
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V. Bakul Institute for Superhard Materials, National Academy of Science of Ukraine, 2 Avtozavodskaya str., 04074 Kyiv, Ukraine
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V. Lashkarev Institute of Semiconductor Physic, National Academy of Science of Ukraine, 45 Nauky pr., 03028 Kyiv, Ukraine
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Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM), Linköping University, 581 83 Linköping, Sweden
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Academic Editor: Luís Miguel Nunes Pereira
Received: 10 November 2016 / Revised: 9 February 2017 / Accepted: 21 February 2017 / Published: 12 April 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Metal Oxide Nanostructures)
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Abstract

For the first time, we present a novel method of explosive evaporation (MEE) for the deposition of ZnO nanostructures using concentrated solar radiation for precursor evaporation. Zinc acetylacetonate powder and a mixture of ZnO with graphite powders are used as precursors for the deposition of ZnO nanostructures. ZnO nanostructures are deposited on Au/Si, Ag/Si, and unpolished Si substrates by MEE. The scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray analysis, X-ray diffraction, Raman scattering, photoluminescence, and Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy are used for sample characterization. We demonstrate that the changing of precursors and the substrate types allows ZnO nanostructures to be grown with diverse morphologies: hexagons, spheres, and needles. The properties of ZnO nanostructures deposited on unpolished, coated by Ag and Au silicon substrates are discussed. MME using concentrated solar radiation is promising method for applications in the semiconductor industry as an economically efficient environmentally-friendly method for the growth of nanostructures. View Full-Text
Keywords: ZnO nanostructures; growth method; morphology; Raman scattering; photoluminescence ZnO nanostructures; growth method; morphology; Raman scattering; photoluminescence
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Ievtushenko, A.; Tkach, V.; Strelchuk, V.; Petrosian, L.; Kolomys, O.; Kutsay, O.; Garashchenko, V.; Olifan, O.; Korichev, S.; Lashkarev, G.; Khranovskyy, V. Solar Explosive Evaporation Growth of ZnO Nanostructures. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 383.

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