Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 45, Issue 6, pp 1464–1468 | Cite as

Preparation of polymorphic ZnO with strong orange luminescence



Polymorphic ZnO has been prepared by a solution method at low temperature (40–90 °C) and the product has been characterized by transmission electron microscopy, UV–vis absorption, and photoluminescence spectroscopy. It is found that the morphology and microstructure of ZnO can be tuned by varying the growth temperature and crystallization condition. The as-synthesized product exhibits narrowed band gap and strong orange luminescence at 620 nm, which may arise from the interstitial oxygen ion defect introduced into ZnO in the solution growth process.



This work was supported by Shanxi Province Science Foundation for Youths (2008021029-2), Shanxi Province Foundation for Returnees (2007-39), Ministry of Science and Technology of China (2007DFA50940), and National Science Foundation of China (10904129).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Zhejiang Key Laboratory for Reactive Chemistry on Solid Surfaces, Institute of Physical ChemistryZhejiang Normal UniversityJinhuaChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Interface Science and Engineering in Advanced Materials of Taiyuan University of Technology, Ministry of EducationTaiyuanChina
  3. 3.College of Materials Science and EngineeringTaiyuan University of TechnologyTaiyuanChina

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