Electro-chemical deposition of zinc oxide nanostructures by using two electrodes

B. A. Taleatu, A. Y. Fasasi, G. Di Santo, S. Bernstorff, A. Goldoni, M. Fanetti, L. Floreano, P. Borghetti, L. Casalis, B. Sanavio, C. Castellarin-Cudia

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One of the most viable ways to grow nanostructures is electro deposition. However, most electrodeposited samples are obtained by three-electrode electrochemical cell. We successfully use a much simpler two-electrode cell to grow different ZnO nanostructures from common chemical reagents. Concentration, pH of the electrolytes and growth parameters like potentials at the electrodes, are tailored to allow fast growth without complexity. Morphology and surface roughness are investigated by Scanning Electron and Air Force Microscopy (SEM and AFM) respectively, crystal structure by X-Ray Diffraction measurements (XRD) and ZnO stoichiometry by core level photoemission spectroscopy (XPS).

Original languageEnglish
Article number032147
JournalAIP Advances
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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