Synthesis and characterization of spray pyrolysis Zinc Oxide microrods

Alver U., Kilinç T., BACAKSIZ E., KÜÇÜKÖMEROĞLU T., Nezir S., Mutlu İ. H., ...More

Thin Solid Films, vol.515, no.7-8, pp.3448-3451, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 515 Issue: 7-8
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.tsf.2006.10.016
  • Journal Name: Thin Solid Films
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.3448-3451
  • Keywords: Microrods, Spray pyrolysis, Transmittance, Zinc Oxide
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: No


Zinc Oxide (ZnO) microrods were prepared by ultrasonic spray pyrolysis technique on glass substrates. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns and scanning electron microscope images show that obtained rods are composed of wurtzite-type ZnO with diameters of about 1-3 μm and lengths ranging from 1 to 3 μm. The XRD patterns also show that hexagonal ZnO rods mainly grow along the [002] direction. The optical measurements reveal that films have a maximum transmittance of about 80% and a direct band gap of 3.6 eV. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.