This work was supported by the NSF (CCF-0403130), ACS (PRF 39060-AC5M), AFOSR, AFRL/ML, Wright Brothers Institute, Dayton Development Collation, and the University of Dayton. We acknowledge the NEST Lab at UD for the access of SEM and TEM facilities.
Water-Assisted Growth of Aligned Carbon Nanotube–ZnO Heterojunction Arrays†
Article first published online: 8 JUN 2006
Copyright © 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 18, Issue 13, pages 1740–1744, July, 2006
How to Cite
Liu, J., Li, X. and Dai, L. (2006), Water-Assisted Growth of Aligned Carbon Nanotube–ZnO Heterojunction Arrays. Adv. Mater., 18: 1740–1744. doi: 10.1002/adma.200502346
- Issue published online: 27 JUN 2006
- Article first published online: 8 JUN 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 MAR 2006
- Manuscript Received: 2 NOV 2005
- Carbon nanotubes;
- Chemical vapor deposition, water-assisted;
- Nanostructures, inorganic;
- Zinc oxide
Using water-assisted chemical vapor deposition, aligned CNT–ZnO (CNT: carbon nanotube) heterojunctions are formed on a Zn substrate. The aligned CNT heterojunctions with intimately connected ZnO particles/rods show interesting optoelectronic properties of practical significance. This cost-effective and efficient approach can be scaled up for the production of large-area heterojunction arrays (see figure).