Applied Physics A

, Volume 102, Issue 2, pp 319–323 | Cite as

Experimental evidence and physical understanding of ZnO vapor-liquid-solid nanowire growth

  • Y. H. Yang
  • Y. Feng
  • G. W. Yang


Metal-catalyst-assisted thermal chemical vapor transport is one of most popular techniques for ZnO nanowires preparation, and the vapor-liquid-solid (VLS) process is recognized to be responsible for ZnO nanowires growth upon metal-catalyst-assisted thermal chemical vapor transport. However, there have been very few investigations to provide substantial experimental evidence for supporting ZnO VLS nanowires growth upon metal-catalyst-assisted thermal chemical vapor transport, so far. Herein, we report a study of ZnO nanowires growth using metal-catalyst-assisted thermal chemical vapor transport based on laser ablation, and we provide solid experimental evidence for the VLS process of ZnO nanowires.


Physical Understanding Nanowires Growth Chemical Vapor Transport Catalyst Droplet Substantial Experimental Evidence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, Institute of Optoelectronic and Functional Composite Materials, Nanotechnology Research Center, School of Physics & EngineeringSun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouP.R. China

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