Nano Express

Nanoscale Research Letters

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 247-253

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Synthesis and Characterization of ZnO Nanorods and Nanodisks from Zinc Chloride Aqueous Solution

  • Tengfa LongAffiliated withGuangxi Normal UniversityIMRAM, Tohoku University
  • , Shu YinAffiliated withIMRAM, Tohoku University Email author 
  • , Kouta TakabatakeAffiliated withIMRAM, Tohoku University
  • , Peilin ZhnagAffiliated withIMRAM, Tohoku University
  • , Tsugio SatoAffiliated withIMRAM, Tohoku University


ZnO nanorods and nanodisks were synthesized by solution process using zinc chloride as starting material. The morphology of ZnO crystal changed greatly depending on the concentrations of Zn2+ ion and ethylene glycohol (EG) additive in the solution. The effect of thermal treatment on the morphology was investigated. Photocatalytic activities of plate-like Zn5(OH)8Cl2 · H2O and rod-like ZnO were characterized. About 18% of 1 ppm NO could be continuously removed by ZnO particles under UV light irradiation.


ZnO nanorod ZnO nanodisk Photocatalytic activity Zinc chloride