Growth of zinc oxide nanorods in alocohol solution Conference Paper uri icon


  • Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanorods have been grown by hydrolyzing Zn(OAc)2•2H2O in methanol solution. Nanoparticles in sizes ranging from 2 to 4 nm were first obtained at low concentration. The growth kinetics was monitored by UV-vis absorption spectroscopy. The precursor was then concentrated by 10 folds and refluxed at 60°C for 24 hours to form ZnO nanorods with an aspect ratio of 12. Ligand adsorption growth model was proposed to explain the anisotropic growth.

author list (cited authors)

  • Yang, R. D., Li, Y. T., & Sue, H. J.

publication date

  • December 2003