ZnO Nanorod Arrays by Plasma-Enhanced CVD for Light-Activated Functional Applications (pages 2337–2340)
Daniela Bekermann, Alberto Gasparotto, Davide Barreca, Anjana Devi, Roland A. Fischer, Marko Kete, Urška Lavrenčič Štangar, Oleg I. Lebedev, Chiara Maccato, Eugenio Tondello and Gustaaf Van Tendeloo
Article first published online: 16 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201000333
Switch of the surface properties: Supported ZnO nanorod arrays with tailored roughness and aspect ratios are successfully synthesized by plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition. Such nanostructures exhibit significant superhydrophilic and photocatalytic properties tunable as a function of their morphological organization (see picture). This renders them promising building blocks for the fabrication of stimuli-responsive materials.