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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 257494, 4 pages
Research Article

Fast Formation of Surface Oxidized Zn Nanorods and Urchin-Like Microclusters

1Centro de Investigaciones en Dispositivos Semiconductores, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, 14 sur y Avenida San Claudio, Edificio 137, 72570 Puebla, PUE, Mexico
2CINVESTAV del IPN Unidad Mérida, Departamento de Física Aplicada, Apartado Postal 73-Cordemex, 97310 Mérida, YUC, Mexico

Received 31 May 2013; Accepted 25 November 2013; Published 20 January 2014

Academic Editor: Aloysius Soon

Copyright © 2014 R. López et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Entangled Zn-ZnO nanorods and urchin-like microstructures were synthesized by the hot filament chemical vapor deposition technique at 825 and 1015°C, respectively. X-ray diffraction results showed a mixture of ZnO and Zn phases in both nanorods and urchin-like structures. The presence of Zn confirms the chemical dissociation of the ZnO solid source. The Z-ZnO nanorods with diameter of about 100 nm showed dispersed-like morphology. The urchin-like structures with micrometer diameters exhibited porous and rough morphology with epitaxial formation of nanorods.