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Synthesis and characterization of ZnO flower-like multisheets grown on metal buffer layer


Kamalianfar, Ahmad and Abdul Halim, Shaari and Naseri, Mahmoud Goodarz and Navasery, Manizheh and Ud Din, Fasih and Zahedi, J. A. M. and Lim, Kean Pah and Saion, Elias and Chen, Soo Kien and Monfared, A. Lavari (2013) Synthesis and characterization of ZnO flower-like multisheets grown on metal buffer layer. International Journal of Electrochemical Science, 8 (6). 7724 - 7733. ISSN 1452-3981


ZnO flower-like multisheets were synthesized on Si (1 1 1) and corning glass substrates with Cu and Au-Cu alloy buffer layers via vapor phase transport (VPT) method. The structures and morphologies of the products were investigated using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM). The flowers have several parallel petal-like nanosheets that are perpendicular to the main axis. The metal buffer layer affects the growth rates and initial nucleation of ZnO structures, resulting in different numbers and shapes of petals. The optical properties were studied with photoluminescence (PL) and Raman spectroscopy. The intensity of the visible emission peak for Cu coated silicon was the lowest, which may indicate that the surface of defects being covered with Cu atoms. The presence of the E1(LO) and A1(LO) phonon peaks in the Raman spectra reveal the status of c-axis and the surface of the samples. In addition, the growth mechanism of the ZnO flower-like multisheet structure was investigated based on the FESEM images for different growth times.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Institute of Advanced Technology
Publisher: Electrochemical Science Group
Keywords: ZnO nano/microstructure; Flower-like; ZnO multisheet; Superlattice
Depositing User: Umikalthom Abdullah
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2014 04:10
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2014 04:10
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/30404
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