This work was performed through the Special Coordination Founds for Promoting Science and Technology from the MEXT, and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan.
Growth of Wurtzite ZnS Micrometer-Sized Diskettes and Nanoribbon Arrays with Improved Luminescence†
Article first published online: 26 APR 2005
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Advanced Functional Materials
Volume 15, Issue 5, pages 757–762, May, 2005
How to Cite
Hu, J., Bando, Y., Zhan, J. and Golberg, D. (2005), Growth of Wurtzite ZnS Micrometer-Sized Diskettes and Nanoribbon Arrays with Improved Luminescence. Adv. Funct. Mater., 15: 757–762. doi: 10.1002/adfm.200400084
- Issue published online: 26 APR 2005
- Article first published online: 26 APR 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 15 NOV 2004
- Manuscript Received: 29 FEB 2004
- Nanostructures, inorganic;
- Photoluminescent materials;
- Zinc sulfide
We report on the synthesis of wurtzite ZnS micrometer-sized diskettes (including those lined up with ZnS nanowires) and ZnS nanoribbon arrays. Using ZnS powder as a source material, a vapor–solid growth based on a two-stage temperature-controllable thermal evaporation and condensation process is realized. Significant enhancement of luminescence compared to the ZnS source material is observed from these ZnS micro- and nanometer-sized structures. The structures may serve as ideal model systems in the nano- to micrometer range for studying the optical and electronic properties of ZnS material. They can also be treated as prospective building blocks of two- and/or three-dimensional arrays and are promising candidates for fabricating novel electronic and optoelectronic devices.