Hydrothermal growth of ZnO nanorods on a-plane GaN/sapphire template

Trilochan Sahoo, Jung Hun Choi, Ju Wan Yoo, Yeon Tae Yu, Seong Ran Jeon, Jong Hyeob Baek, Hyung Do Yoon, Sung Min Hwang, In Hwan Lee

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ZnO nanorod arrays are grown on a-plane GaN template/r-plane sapphire substrates by hydrothermal technique. Aqueous solutions of zinc nitrate hexahydrate and hexamethylenetetramine were employed as growth precursors. Electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction measurements were carried out for morphology, phase and growth orientation analysis. Single crystalline nanorods were found to have off-normal growth and showed well-defined in-plane epitaxial relationship with the GaN template. The 〈0 0 0 1〉 axis of the ZnO nanorods were observed to be parallel to the 〈1 0 1̄ 0〉 of the a-plane GaN layer. Optical property of the as-grown ZnO nanorods was analyzed by room temperature photoluminescence measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2857-2860
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes


  • A1. X-ray diffraction
  • A2. Hydrothermal crystal growth
  • B1. Nanomaterials
  • B2. Semiconductor VI-II materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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