Chemically controllable fabrication of one-dimensional ZnO nanostructures and their applications in solar cells

Yuqi Zhang, Liping Heng, Lei Jiang

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One-dimensional (1D) ZnO nanostructures have attracted much attention due to their interesting optical and electronic properties, which make them suitable for a wide variety of current and future technological applications, including photodetectors, photovoltaics, photocatalysis, field emissions, gas sensors and solar cells. This review gives a comprehensive overview of recent developments in chemically controllable fabrication of 1D ZnO nanomaterials. We will cover the synthetic techniques including chemical vapor deposition (CVD), metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD), hydrothermal technique, solvothermal synthesis, sol-gel method, electrochemical deposition, and nanosphere lithography technique. Finally, we will also highlight their application in the energy conversion system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5597-5613
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • One-dimensional nanostructure
  • Solar cells
  • Synthetic techniques
  • Zinc oxide

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