Copper-catalyzed ZnO nanowires on silicon (1 0 0) grown by vapor-liquid-solid process

Seu Yi Li, Chia Ying Lee, Tseung-Yuen Tseng*

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The ZnO nanowires were synthesized using vapor-liquid-solid (VLS) growth process on copper coated p-type Si (1 0 0) substrate. Copper catalyzed the growth of ZnO nanowires of diameters 80-150 nm and lengths of 2.5-4.0μm. The ZnO nanowires had hexagonal structure and exhibited 〈0 0 0 2〉 orientation. The photoluminescence measurements showed that the ZnO nanowires had a strong ultraviolet emission at around 381 nm and a very weak green emission around 520 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-362
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2003


  • A1. Nanostructures
  • A2. Vapor-liquid-solid growth
  • B1. Zinc oxide nanowire
  • B2. Semiconducting materials
  • B3. Optical devices

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