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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2013, Article ID 684797, 5 pages
Research Article

Hybrid Ag2O/ZnO Heterostructures

1Key Laboratory for Photonic and Electronic Bandgap Materials of Ministry of Education and College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Normal University, Harbin 150025, China
2State Key Laboratory for Inorganic Synthesis and Preparative Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130023, China

Received 15 January 2013; Accepted 22 January 2013

Academic Editor: Chuanfei Guo

Copyright © 2013 Jing Wang 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.


The well-aligned Ag2O/ZnO microflowers heterostructure was synthesized by a straightforward two-step procedure. The diameters of the as-synthesized products were as much as 1.5 μm. The as-grown Ag2O/ZnO heterostructure was investigated by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM), and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy analysis. A possible growth mechanism for flowerlike Ag2O/ZnO heterostructure was proposed based on the experimental results. Compared with pure ZnO microflowers, PL spectrum of the composite with only one strong peak at 383 nm showed good intrinsic emission.