Vertically aligned zinc oxide nanowires (NWs) were synthesized by two different techniques: chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and hydrothermal synthesis. To compare the effects of different growth conditions, both F-doped SnO2 (FTO) coated-glass and silicon wafers were used as substrates. Before NWs growth, all the substrates were covered with a ZnO seed layer film obtained with the same procedure, which acts as nucleation site for the subsequent growth of the nanowires both during CVD and hydrothermal synthesis. We studied the influence of the two synthesis techniques and the growth duration on the final morphology, orientation, and density of the ZnO NWs using electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction, while the NWs optical quality was addressed by UV–Vis spectroscopy. By discussing advantages and disadvantages of both synthesis methods, we finally show that the application purpose often drives the choice of the NWs growth process and the substrate to be used.

Comparison between ZnO nanowires grown by chemical vapor deposition and hydrothermal synthesis / Podrezova, L. P.; Porro, Samuele; Cauda, VALENTINA ALICE; Fontana, M.; Cicero, Giancarlo. - In: APPLIED PHYSICS. A, MATERIALS SCIENCE & PROCESSING. - ISSN 1432-0630. - STAMPA. - 113:3(2013), pp. 623-632. [10.1007/s00339-013-7838-5]

Comparison between ZnO nanowires grown by chemical vapor deposition and hydrothermal synthesis

PORRO, SAMUELE;CAUDA, VALENTINA ALICE;Fontana M.;CICERO, Giancarlo
2013

Abstract

Vertically aligned zinc oxide nanowires (NWs) were synthesized by two different techniques: chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and hydrothermal synthesis. To compare the effects of different growth conditions, both F-doped SnO2 (FTO) coated-glass and silicon wafers were used as substrates. Before NWs growth, all the substrates were covered with a ZnO seed layer film obtained with the same procedure, which acts as nucleation site for the subsequent growth of the nanowires both during CVD and hydrothermal synthesis. We studied the influence of the two synthesis techniques and the growth duration on the final morphology, orientation, and density of the ZnO NWs using electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction, while the NWs optical quality was addressed by UV–Vis spectroscopy. By discussing advantages and disadvantages of both synthesis methods, we finally show that the application purpose often drives the choice of the NWs growth process and the substrate to be used.
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