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Synchrotron x-ray scattering of ZnO nanorods: Periodic ordering and lattice size

  • Zuoming Zhu (a1), Tamar Andelman (a1), Ming Yin (a1), Tsung-Liang Chen (a2), Steven N. Ehrlich (a3), Stephen P. O'Brien (a1) and Richard M. Osgood (a1)...

Abstract

We demonstrate that synchrotron x-ray powder diffraction (XRD) is a powerful technique for studying the structure and self-organization of zinc-oxide nanostructures. Zinc-oxide nanorods were prepared by a solution-growth method that resulted in uniform nanorods with 2-nm diameter and lengths in the range 10–50 nm. These nanorods were structurally characterized by a combination of small-angle and wide-angle synchrotron XRD and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Small-angle XRD and TEM were used to investigate nanorod self-assembly and the influence of surfactant/precursor ratio on self-assembly. Wide-angle XRD was used to study the evolution of nanorod growth as a function of synthesis time and surfactant/precursor ratio.

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Synchrotron x-ray scattering of ZnO nanorods: Periodic ordering and lattice size

  • Zuoming Zhu (a1), Tamar Andelman (a1), Ming Yin (a1), Tsung-Liang Chen (a2), Steven N. Ehrlich (a3), Stephen P. O'Brien (a1) and Richard M. Osgood (a1)...

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