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ISRN Nanotechnology
Volume 2012, Article ID 379510, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/379510
Research Article

Liquid Phase Morphology Control of ZnO Nanowires, Ellipse Particles, Hexagonal Rods, and Particle in Aqueous Solutions

1Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute (AMRI), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 2266-98 Anagahora, Shimoshidami, Moriyama-ku, Nagoya 463-8560, Japan
2Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8603, Japan

Received 31 August 2011; Accepted 18 October 2011

Academic Editors: C. A. Charitidis, H.-C. Hsu, and B. R. Kimball

Copyright © 2012 Yoshitake Masuda 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

Liquid phase morphology control of ZnO crystals was realized with simple aqueous solution system. ZnO nanowires were successfully fabricated at 50C. They were over 50 μm in length and about 100 nm in width. Aspect ratio was estimated to be over 500. They had no branches and were obtained without aggregations. Curved nano-wires clearly indicated high flexibility and high mechanical strength. Additionally, ellipse particles, hexagonal rods and particles were fabricated in the solutions. Morphology, crystal growth speed, and preferred growth faces were well-controlled by precise adjustment of growth conditions.