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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2012, Article ID 293041, 5 pages
Research Article

Synthesis and Characterization of ZnTe Hierarchical Nanostructures

Department of Physics, Changji College, Changji 831100, China

Received 20 September 2011; Revised 14 November 2011; Accepted 14 November 2011

Academic Editor: William W. Yu

Copyright © 2012 Baohua Zhang 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.


Single-crystalline ZnTe hierarchical nanostructures have been successfully synthesized by a simple thermal evaporation technology. The as-prepared products were characterized with X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microcopy (SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM), and photoluminescence spectrum (PL). These results showed that the ZnTe hierarchical nanostructures consisted of nanowires and nanolumps. The room temperature PL spectrum exhibited a pure green luminescence centered at 545nm. The growth mechanism of hierarchical nanostructure was also discussed.