Growth conditions for wurtzite zinc oxide films in aqueous solutions

Satoshi Yamabi, Hiroaki Imai

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A pH above 9.0 was essential for the formation of wurtzite zinc oxide (ZnO)in aqueous solution systems. The addition of complexing agents to decrease the deposition rate was required for the direct growth of ZnO on the surface of substrates through heterogeneous nucleation. The nucleation of the crystals was promoted by undercoats derived from zinc acetate. Wurtzite ZnO films consisting of hexagonal columns with diameters of 20-100 nm were successfully prepared on various substrates under suitable conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3773-3778
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry


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