Optically Active Nanostructured ZnO Films (pages 15170–15175)
Yingying Duan, Lu Han, Jialiang Zhang, Dr. Shunsuke Asahina, Zhehao Huang, Lin Shi, Bo Wang, Yuanyuan Cao, Yuan Yao, Liguo Ma, Cui Wang, Rina K. Dukor, Lu Sun, Prof. Chun Jiang, Prof. Zhiyong Tang, Prof. Laurence A. Nafie and Prof. Shunai Che
Article first published online: 22 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201507502
Chiral inorganic materials: ZnO films (see picture) were deposited on quartz substrates using L/D-methionine as both a structure-directing and symmetry-breaking agent. Three levels of hierarchical chirality were studied in the ZnO films. The multiple optical activities of these films were attributed to electronic transitions, photoluminescent emission, and Raman scattering.