physica status solidi (a)
Copyright © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Editor: Stefan Hildebrandt (Editor-in-Chief), Sabine Bahrs (Deputy Editor)
Online ISSN: 1862-6319
Synthesis and optical properties of Pb-doped ZnO nanowires
ZnO nanowires and related materials are promising structures for new electronic and optical applications and devices. In the present article featured as Editor's Choice , ZnPbO nanowires have been synthesized and studied by structural and photoluminescence investigations.
The cover picture shows in the lower left part a typical transmission electron microscopy (TEM) image of a 7.26% Pb-doped ZnO nanowire with a diameter of about 70 nm and the corresponding selected area electron diffraction pattern. The upper right figure is a high-resolution TEM image of an individual nanowire, where the growth direction <001> is indicated by a white arrow, and a lattice spacing of about 0.26 nm is found.
The corresponding author, Xiaohong Zhang, works on semiconducting materials and nanomaterials synthesis, functionalization of nanomaterials, photochemistry and photophysics, and device characterization. He is Associate Director of the Nano-Organic Photoelectronic Laboratory in the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.