Formation of one-dimensional ZnO nanowires from screw-dislocation-driven two-dimensional hexagonal stacking on diamond substrate using nanoparticle-assisted pulsed laser deposition

E. Senthil Kumar, Maneesh Chandran, F. Bellarmine, Ramanjaneyulu Mannam, Daisuke Nakamura, Mitsuhiro Higashihata, Tatsuo Okada, M. S. Ramachandra Rao

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We report on the growth of ZnO nanowires on a p-type diamond substrate using nanoparticle-assisted pulsed laser deposition technique. Microstructural analysis on different growth stages reveals that the self-assembled 1D ZnO nanowires emerge on well-formed 2D hexagonal base with spiral-like structures. We explain the formation of screw-dislocation-driven spiral-like-hexagons invoking crystal growth velocities at different regions of the hexagons. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy and selective area electron diffraction studies show that the nanowires are single crystalline in nature and grow along 0 0 0 1 direction of the wurtzite hexagonal structure. Room temperature photoluminescence spectrum of the ZnO nanowire shows a strong near band edge emission at 3.2 eV with a linewidth of 136 meV.

Original languageEnglish
Article number034016
JournalJournal Physics D: Applied Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 22 2014


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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