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ISSN : 1225-0562(Print)
ISSN : 2287-7258(Online)
Korean Journal of Materials Research Vol.28 No.10 pp.578-582

Morphological Change and Luminescence Properties of ZnO Crystals Synthesized by Thermal Evaporation of a Mixture of Zn and Cu Powder

Geun-Hyoung Lee
Electrical & Electronic Materials Engineering Major, Division of Advanced Materials Engineering,
Dong-eui University, 176 Eomgwangno, Busanjin-gu, Busan 47340, Republic of Korea
Corresponding author
E-Mail : (G.-H. Lee, Dong-eui Univ.)


ZnO crystals with different morphologies are synthesized through thermal evaporation of the mixture of Zn and Cu powder in air at atmospheric pressure. ZnO crystals with wire shape are synthesized when the process is performed at 1,000 oC, while tetrapod-shaped ZnO crystals begin to form at 1,100 oC. The wire-shaped ZnO crystals form even at 1,000 oC, indicating that Cu acts as a reducing agent. As the temperature increases to 1,200 oC, a large quantity of tetrapod-shaped ZnO crystals form and their size also increases. In addition to the tetrapods, rod-shaped ZnO crystals are observed. The atomic ratio of Zn and O in the ZnO crystals is approximately 1:1 with an increasing process temperature from 1,000 oC to 1,200 oC. For the ZnO crystals synthesized at 1,000 oC, no luminescence spectrum is observed. A weak visible luminescence is detected for the ZnO crystals prepared at 1,100 oC. Ultraviolet and visible luminescence peaks with strong intensities are observed in the luminescence spectrum of the ZnO crystals formed at 1,200 oC.

Zn과 Cu 혼합 분말의 열 증발에 의하여 생성된 ZnO 결정의 형상 변화 및 발광 특성

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