[**]Thanks is expressed for the financial support from the US NSF grant DMR-9733160 and the MURI program from ARO (DAAD19-01-1-0603).
Mesoporous Single-Crystal ZnO Nanowires Epitaxially Sheathed with Zn2SiO4†
Article first published online: 19 MAY 2004
Copyright © 2004 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 16, Issue 14, pages 1215–1218, July, 2004
How to Cite
Wang, X. D., Summers, C. J. and Wang, Z. L. (2004), Mesoporous Single-Crystal ZnO Nanowires Epitaxially Sheathed with Zn2SiO4. Adv. Mater., 16: 1215–1218. doi: 10.1002/adma.200306505
- Issue published online: 2 AUG 2004
- Article first published online: 19 MAY 2004
- Manuscript Received: 21 NOV 2003
- Zinc oxide
High-porosity, single-crystal ZnO nanowires have been synthesized for the first time using a solid–vapor process on a Si substrate. The thermal decomposition of ZnO and the formation of a Zn2SiO4 network on the nanowire surface are the keys for forming the high-porosity interior. The structures exhibit a very high surface-to-volume ratio and are expected to have high absorptive capacity and chemical selectivity that could be used for filter and sensor systems.