ZnO nanorods prepared via ablation of Zn with millisecond laser in liquid media

Honda, Mitsuhiro, Goto, Taku, Owashi, Tatsuki, Rozhin, Alex G., Yamaguchi, Shigeru, Ito, Tsuyohito and Kulinich, Sergei A. (2016). ZnO nanorods prepared via ablation of Zn with millisecond laser in liquid media. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 18 (34), pp. 23628-23637.


ZnO nanomaterials with controlled size, shape and surface chemistry are required for applications in diverse areas, such as optoelectronics, photocatalysis, biomedicine and so on. Here, we report on ZnO nanostructures with rod-like and spherical shapes prepared via laser ablation in liquid using a laser with millisecond-long pulses. By changing laser parameters (such as pulse width and peak power), the size or aspect ratio of such nanostructures could be tuned. The surface chemistry and defects of the products were also strongly affected by applied laser conditions. The preparation of different structures is explained by the intense heating of liquid media caused by millisecond-long pulses and secondary irradiation of already-formed nanostructures.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/c6cp04556a
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, Electronic & Power Engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physics and Astronomy(all),Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
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Published Date: 2016-09-14
Authors: Honda, Mitsuhiro
Goto, Taku
Owashi, Tatsuki
Rozhin, Alex G. ( 0000-0003-2271-8227)
Yamaguchi, Shigeru
Ito, Tsuyohito
Kulinich, Sergei A. ( 0000-0002-1365-9221)



Version: Accepted Version

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