Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles with Defects (pages 1945–1954)
V. Ischenko, S. Polarz, D. Grote, V. Stavarache, K. Fink and M. Driess
Article first published online: 12 OCT 2005 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200500087
Nanocrystalline zinc oxide samples with high defect content are prepared from organometallic precursors in which ZnO is preorganized on the molecular scale. Such defect-rich ZnO, obtained by kinetically dictated thermolysis of the precursor, is shown to possess properties very different from “perfect” ZnO, which could be important in the synthesis and applications of ZnO nanoparticles, particularly when luminescence is required (see Figure).