These authors contributed equally to this work.
Growth and Transfer of Monolithic Horizontal ZnO Nanowire Superstructures onto Flexible Substrates
Article first published online: 25 MAR 2010
Copyright © 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Advanced Functional Materials
Volume 20, Issue 9, pages 1493–1497, May 10, 2010
How to Cite
Xu, S., Shen, Y., Ding, Y. and Wang, Z. L. (2010), Growth and Transfer of Monolithic Horizontal ZnO Nanowire Superstructures onto Flexible Substrates. Adv. Funct. Mater., 20: 1493–1497. doi: 10.1002/adfm.201000230
- Issue published online: 28 APR 2010
- Article first published online: 25 MAR 2010
- Manuscript Received: 4 FEB 2010
A method of fabricating horizontally aligned ZnO nanowire (NW) arrays with full control over the width and length is demonstrated. A cross-sectional view of the NWs by transmission electron microscopy shows a “mushroom-like” structure. Novel monolithic multisegment superstructures are fabricated by making use of the lateral overgrowth. Ultralong horizontal ZnO NWs of an aspect ratio on the order of ten thousand are also demonstrated. These horizontal NWs are lifted off and transferred onto a flexible polymer substrate, which may have many great applications in horizontal ZnO NW-based nanosensor arrays, light-emitting diodes, optical gratings, integrated circuit interconnects, and high-output-power alternating-current nanogenerators.