Controlled Growth of ZnO Nanowires and Their Optical Properties (pages 323–331)
P. Yang, H. Yan, S. Mao, R. Russo, J. Johnson, R. Saykally, N. Morris, J. Pham, R. He and H.-J. Choi
Article first published online: 17 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/1616-3028(20020517)12:5<323::AID-ADFM323>3.0.CO;2-G
Single-crystalline zinc oxide nanowires can be synthesized in a rational manner using the simple vapor transport and condensation process presented here. The orientation, position, diameter, and morphology of the nanowires can be controlled and lasing action is observed in nanowire arrays without the need for fabricated mirrors. The control that can be achieved over the position and morphology is illustrated on the cover and in the Figure, respectively.