Morphology and optical properties of ZnO nanorods grown by catalyst-assisted vapor transport on various substrates

Vitaliy Avrutin, Umit Ozgur, Natalia Izyumskaya, Serguei Chevtchenko, Jacob Leach, James C. Moore, Alison A. Baski, Henry O. Everitt, Kong-Thon Tsen, Pierre Ruterana, Hadis Morkoc

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ZnO nanorods were grown by catalyst-assisted vapor phase transport on Si(001), GaN(0001)/c-Al2O3, and bulk ZnO(0001) substrates. Morphology studies showed that ZnO nanorods grew mostly perpendicular to the GaN substrate surface, whereas a more random directional distribution was found for nanorods on Si. Optical properties of fabricated nanorods were studied by steady-state photoluminescence and time-resolved photoluminescence. Stimulated emission was observed from ZnO nanorods on GaN substrates. Raman spectroscopy revealed biaxial strain in the nanorod samples grown on Si. Conductive atomic force microscopy was applied to study I-V spectra of individual nanorods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNanowires and Carbon Nanotubes
Subtitle of host publicationScience and Applications
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781604234152
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Event2006 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 27 2006Dec 1 2006

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2006 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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