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Directed Growth of Ordered Arrays of Small-Diameter ZnO Nanowires


  • This work was supported by the Research Corporation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the NASA Institute for Nanoelectronics and Computing, the NSF under Award CHE-0349302, and start-up funds from Northwestern University. We thank Prof. Hupp for use of his UV-vis spectrometer, and Prof. Hui Cao and Xiaohue Wu for use of their PL set-up.


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Array growth of small-diameter (10–15 nm) zinc oxide (ZnO) nanowires by patterning and template-directed growth methods is reported. The ZnO nanowire arrays (see Figure) were patterned over large areas (∼1 cm2), and exhibited photoluminescence—a characteristic of highly crystalline materials.

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