Oriented Assemblies of ZnS One-Dimensional Nanostructures


  • This work was supported by the Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) fellowship tenable at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan.


Oriented ZnS nanobelt arrays and ZnS multicore microcables consisting of oriented nanowire bundles with sheaths (see Figure) have been synthesized via a controlled thermal process. Both the ZnS nanowires and nanobelts are single crystals grown along the [001] axis. The special structures of the oriented assemblies of ZnS one-dimensional nanostructures may have potential applications in nanoelectronics and photonics.