Growth of ZnO nanorod on flexible polyethylene terephthalate substrate by chemical bath deposition and microwave method

  • Ruchi Srivastava
  • Izzati Husna
  • K. Ibrahim
  • C. S. Yadav
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Abstract

We report the synthesis of Zinc Oxide (ZnO) nanorods on the flexible Polyethylene tetraphalate (PET) substrate by chemical bath deposition and microwave irradiation methods. X-Ray diffraction and Field emission scanning microscopic data confirm the growth of nanorod. In the microwave process, the formation of nanoflowers was also observed along with the nanorods. The band gap of the grown ZnO nanorods by chemical bath deposition and microwave methods was found to be 3.0 eV and 3.2 eV, respectively.

Index Terms

ZnO nanorod PET substrate Microwave method and chemical bath deposition 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruchi Srivastava
    • 1
  • Izzati Husna
    • 1
  • K. Ibrahim
    • 1
  • C. S. Yadav
    • 2
  1. 1.Nano-Optoelectronics Research and Technology Laboratory, School of PhysicsUniversiti Sains MalaysiaPenangMalaysia
  2. 2.School of Basic SciencesIndian Institute of TechnologyMandiIndia

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