Nanostructured ZnO Materials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications


Over the last decade ZnO nanostructures were intensively and extensively studied by many research groups all over the world not only for their remarkable chemical and physical properties, but also for their current and future technological applications. The aim of this chapter is to give a comprehensive overview of the synthesis methods and growth mechanisms as well as the diverse properties of ZnO nanostructures. According to the ZnO morphology, the chapter shows the most important applications. In particular, the functional properties of ZnO nanostructures in photovoltaic’s, chemical and gas sensing, electronic, optical, optoelectronic, and energy-harvesting devices are reviewed.

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Nanostructured ZnO Materials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications
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  • Bharat Bhushan Send Email (1)
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  • 1 Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio- & Nanotechnology and Biomimetics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
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