Self-Assembled Highly Faceted Wurtzite-Type ZnS Single-Crystalline Nanotubes with Hexagonal Cross-Sections


  • This work is partially supported by the program for New Century Excellent Talents in University.


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Highly faceted wurtzite-type ZnS nanotubes with hexagonal cross-sections have been self-assembled via a thermochemistry process. The self-assembled growth along the c-axis is associated with the non-central and polar surfaces of the ZnS structure (see Figure and inside cover). Photoluminescence at room temperature shows a weak blue and a strong green emission band.