Formamide driven synthesis of well-aligned ZnO nanorod arrays on glass substrate

Mohamed Abudakka, Ahsanulhaq Qurashi, Parameswar Hari, Mir Wakas Alam

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A cost effective, low-temperature approach has been developed for the large-area deposition of ZnO nanorod/nanotube arrays on a ZnO coated glass substrate by the natural oxidation of zinc metal in formamide/water mixtures. The two-step seed deposition and wet-chemical approach exhibited well-controlled growth of highly oriented and densely packed ZnO nanorod/nanotube arrays with large-area homogeneity and uniform morphologies. In order to investigate the quality and alignment of ZnO nanorod arrays grown on the ZnO seed layer coated substrate, three different methods of ZnO coating have been deposited by ultrahigh vacuum evaporation system, DC sputtering and RF sputtering, respectively. Our results showed that the ZnO seed layer grown by RF sputtering resulted in high quality ZnO nanorod arrays.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)115-118
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Science in Semiconductor Processing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2010


  • FE-SEM
  • Nanorods
  • Nanotubes
  • UVvis spectrum
  • XRD
  • ZnO


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