Al2O3 Nanotubes Fabricated by Wet Etching of ZnO/Al2O3 Core/Shell Nanofibers

Joowon Hwang, Byungdon Min, Jong Soo Lee, Kihyun Keem, Kyoungah Cho, Man Young Sung, Moon Sook Lee, Sangsig Kim

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A route to fabricate Al2O3 nanotubes with conformally uniform thickness is discussed. ZnO/Al2O3 core/shell nanofibers are prepared from the Al2O3 deposition of ZnO nanowires with atomic-layer deposition (ALD). Amorphous Al2O 3 nanotubes with uniform thickness may be fabricated by wet-etching of the ZnO core nanowires in the ZnO/Al2O3 core/shell nanofibers in H3PO4 solution at 25°C. Straight-line and wave-shaped Al2O3 nanotubes with different inner diameters are fabricated by the method, depending on the morphology of ZnO nanowires used as templates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)422-425
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Mar 5


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  • Materials Science(all)

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Hwang, J., Min, B., Lee, J. S., Keem, K., Cho, K., Sung, M. Y., Lee, M. S., & Kim, S. (2004). Al2O3 Nanotubes Fabricated by Wet Etching of ZnO/Al2O3 Core/Shell Nanofibers. Advanced Materials, 16(5), 422-425.