In-Situ Formation of ZnO Nanobelts and Metallic Zn Nanobelts and Nanodisks

Yanfa Yan, Ping Liu, J. G. Wen, B. To, M. M. Al-Jassim

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We report on the in-situ formation of ZnO nanobelts and metallic Zn nanobelts and nanodisks in a transmission electron microscope by electron-beam irradiation of single-crystalline polyhedral Zn nanoparticles, which were synthesized by evaporating ZnO powder mixed with graphite in a N2 flowing carrying gas environment. ZnO and Zn nanobelts are both single-crystalline, have a top surface of ±{110}. a side surface of ±{100}, and a ±[001] growth direction. The zinc nanodisks have diameters of 10 nm to 0.3 μm, and thickness of about 0.1 μm. They usually have faceted hexagonal shapes with a top surface of ±(001).

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)9701-9704
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number36
StatePublished - 2003

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-520-32807


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