Surface polarity determination of ZnO spherical particles synthesized via solvothermal route

Kenji Matsumoto, Noriko Saito, Toshitsugu Mitate, Junichi Hojo, Miki Inada, Hajime Haneda

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Abstract

ZnO monodispersed microspheres exhibiting only a c(+)-plane on the surface were successfully synthesized by a novel soft-chemical solvothermal method with ethylene glycol (EG) and hexamethylenetetramine. The concentration of EG plays a critical role in the formation of these spherical particles. The spherical particles are dense and have hierarchical structure, where small crystallites are radially aligned along the c-axis. The polarity was determined using convergent-beam electron diffraction, and we established that the whole surface of the microspheres is a c(+)-plane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5014-5016
Number of pages3
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Volume9
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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