Advanced Materials

Hydrogen-Assisted Thermal Evaporation Synthesis of ZnS Nanoribbons on a Large Scale


  • The work was supported by a grant from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong SAR, China (Project No. CityU 3/01C (8730016)) and a Strategic Research Grant of the City University of Hong Kong (Project No. 7001175).


Semiconductor nanoribbons of ZnS have been synthesized on a large scale via hydrogen-assisted thermal evaporation. The product is characterized by means of electron microscopy and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, which show that the as-prepared ZnS nanoribbons are single crystals with uniform morphology. A stable and strong emission band centered at 534.5 nm is also associated with the nanoribbons.