A facile approach to hexagonal ZnO nanorod assembly

K. Uma, S. Ananthakumar, R. V. Mangalaraja, K. P.O. Mahesh, T. Soga, T. Jimbo

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anocrystalline ZnO nanorods were successfully grown by ultrasonication using an acidic ethanolic zinc acetate precursor solution followed by a flow coating process and annealing at 600 °C. The ZnO nanorods obtained were hexagonal in shape and showed a high degree of uniformity in size and distribution. These samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Raman spectrophotometry and the results are discussed. This approach appears to be the easiest way to fabricate bulk ZnO nanorods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Flow coating process
  • Nanorod
  • Ultrasonication
  • ZnO


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