Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2010, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (09): 2563-2568.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20100921

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Field Emission Properties of Aligned ZnO Nanowire Arrays Prepared by Simple Solution-PhaseMethod

ZHANG Huan, LI Meng-Ke, ZHANG Jing, YU Li-Yuan, LIU Ling-Ling, YANG Zhi   

  1. 1. School of Physics and Electronic Technology, Liaoning Normal University, Dalian 116029, Liaoning Province, P. R. China;
    2. National Key Laboratory of Nano/Micro Fabrication Technology, Key Laboratory for Thin Film and Microfabrication of the Ministry of Education, Research Institute of Micro/Nano Science and Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, P. R. China
  • Received:2010-05-20 Revised:2010-05-25 Published:2010-09-02
  • Contact: LI Meng-Ke
  • Supported by:

    The project was supported by the Innovation TeamFoundation of Educational Department of Liaoning Province, China (2007T088), Natural Science Foundation of Liaoning Province, China (20072155), Construction Capital for Key Laboratory of Liaoning Province, Doctoral Scientific Research Starting Foundation of Liaoning Province, China (20081081), and National Natural Science Foundation of China (10804040).


One-dimensional (1D) aligned ZnO nanowire arrays with different morphologies were synthesized by a solution-phase method. The morphology and microstructure of the products were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The field emission property of different ZnO nanowire array samples was compared. The factors that influence the field emission property of the 1DZnOnanowire arrays were analyzed using the Fowler-Nordheimequation. The results showed that the ZnOnanowire samples with the lower areal density, higher aspect ratio, and thin tips showed much better field emission characteristics.

Key words: ZnO, Nanowire array, Field emission, Solution-phase method