Table of Contents
ISRN Nanotechnology
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 983181, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/983181
Research Article

Synthesis and Characterization of Hydrolysis Grown Zinc Oxide Nanorods

Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA

Received 23 June 2011; Accepted 14 July 2011

Academic Editors: M. Huang, D. Losic, A. Taubert, and D. K. Yi

Copyright © 2011 Arun Vasudevan 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.

Abstract

We present ZnO nanorods grown by a low-cost hydrolysis method with a rod diameter on the order of 30–40 nm and spacing on the order of 20–40 nm that find their applications in the field of solar cells and UV photodetectors with high efficiency and sensitivity. The effect of different process parameters on nanorod growth, such as the seed layer orientation in the growth medium, and the concentration of the growth medium were studied while characterizing the structure of the grown nanorods using XRD, EDAX, and SEM.