Synthesis and Characterization of Missile-Like ZnO


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A novel missile-like ZnO structure has been synthesized solvo-thermally in absolute alcohol using Zn(NO3)2·6H2O and NaOH as starting materials, and characterized by Scanning Electron Microscopy, powder X-ray diffraction and room temperature photoluminescence. The missile-like ZnO crystal, with a wurtzite structure and a blue-green emission at 459 nm, is made up of two symmetrical rocket-like crystals possessing a prismatic base and a hexagonal pyramid linking with each other along plane (0001(_)).



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 236-238)

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Zhong Cao, Yinghe He, Lixian Sun and Xueqiang Cao




Y. Li et al., "Synthesis and Characterization of Missile-Like ZnO", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 236-238, pp. 2183-2186, 2011

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May 2011




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