Structural properties of hydrothermal-grown ZnO nanostructures fabricated using different ZnAc concentrations

  • Erick John Carlo D Solibet National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Melvin John Fernandez Empizo Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University
  • Maria Cecilia Moralde Angub Materials Science and Engineering Program, College of Science, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Raymund Curioso Veloz Materials Science and Engineering Program, College of Science, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Christopher Jude Tan Vergara Materials Science and Engineering Program, College of Science, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Horace Andrew Fernandez Husay National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Kohei Yamanoi Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University
  • Toshihiko Shimizu Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University
  • Arnel Angud Salvador National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Nobuhiko Sarukura Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University
  • Armando Soriano Somintac National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman

Abstract

We report the effects of zinc acetate dihydrate [Zn(CH3COO) 2H2O, ZnAc] precursor concentration on the structural properties of zinc oxide (ZnO) nanostructures. The nanostructures are successfully fabricated on seeded silicon (Si) substrates using hydrothermal growth method. For a fixed hexamine [(CH2)6N4, HMTA] concentration, ZnAc affects the dimensions, morphology, and preferential orientation of the ZnO nanostructures. Increasing the ZnAc concentration overcomes the inhibitory action of HMTA which preferentially attaches on the ZnO crystals' prismatic sides during hydrothermal growth. Control of the structural properties of hydrothermal-grown ZnO nanostructures can then be achieved by varying the ZnAc concentration.

Published
2019-05-17
How to Cite
[1]
E. J. C. Solibet, M. J. Empizo, M. C. Angub, R. Veloz, C. J. Vergara, H. A. Husay, K. Yamanoi, T. Shimizu, A. Salvador, N. Sarukura, and A. Somintac. Structural properties of hydrothermal-grown ZnO nanostructures fabricated using different ZnAc concentrations, Proceedings of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 37, SPP-2019-1E-03 (2019). URL: https://paperview.spp-online.org/proceedings/article/view/SPP-2019-1E-03.
Section
Condensed Matter and Materials Science