Influence of External Factors on Anisotropic Growth Habit of ZnO Crystal
Monodispersed ZnO micro/nanocrystals with various morphologies were successfully prepared via a simple solution route at low temperature. The products were characterized by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), high-resolution transmission electron microscope (HRTEM), and selected area electron diffraction (SAED). Results suggest a close relationship between the morphology of ZnO and the external factors. Possible mechanisms for the controllable synthesis of ZnO particles are preliminarily discussed.
Xianghua Liu, Zhengyi Jiang and Jingtao Han
J. Xie et al., "Influence of External Factors on Anisotropic Growth Habit of ZnO Crystal", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 148-149, pp. 1440-1443, 2011