Rakshit, T and Mandal, S and Mishra, P and Dhar, A and Manna, Indranil and Ray, S K (2012) Optical and Bio-Sensing Characteristics of ZnO Nanotubes Grown by Hydrothermal Method. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology , 12 (1). pp. 308-315. ISSN 1533-4880

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ZnO nanostructures were fabricated on copper substrates by hydrothermal method at an optimized growth temperature of similar to 95 degrees C. Structural properties were investigated by field emission scanning electron and transmission electron microscopy. Distinct morphologies were found to be formed at different growth times. The formation of nanotubes mainly involved the initial nucleation followed by the growth of nanorods at 95 degrees C, and then with the increase of dissolution time at room temperature, the preferential chemical dissolution of the metastable Zn-rich [0001] polar surfaces resulted in removing the atoms from the surfaces, thus leading to the thinning of the wall of the nanostructures. Completely hollow ZnO nanotubes could be obtained at a high dissolution time. The room temperature photoluminescence and optical absorption properties of ZnO nanotubes have been studied as a function of dissolution time. The efficacy of ZnO nanotubes for glucose sensing applications has been studied.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ZnO; Hydrothermal Method; Nanotubes; Glucose Sensor
Subjects: Electronics
Engineering Materials
Divisions: Director´┐Żs Secretariat
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2012 11:00
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2016 17:59
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1471

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