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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics