Growth behavior of ZnO nanowires on Au-seeded SiO2-GaN co-substrate by vapor transport and deposition

C. H. Xu, Y. F. You, J. Z. Wang, S. F. Ge, W. K. Fong, K. Leung, C. Surya

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Au-seeded amorphous SiO2 layer with crystalline GaN dot windows was fabricated on c-plane sapphire wafer. In order to compare the growth of ZnO nanostructures on amorphous SiO2 with that on crystalline GaN directly, the Au-seeded SiO2-GaN co-substrates were used for the growth of ZnO nanowires by the vapor transport and deposition (VTD) technique. As-prepared ZnO nanowires were characterized by a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and a transmission electron microscope (TEM). The results show that there is an Au particle on the grown ZnO nanowire and the formation of ZnO nanowire on crystalline GaN is easier than that on amorphous SiO2. The experimental results were explained by the change of Zn contents in an Au-Zn droplet with the co-substrate positions during VTD process and ZnO epitaxial growth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-105
Number of pages9
JournalSuperlattices and Microstructures
Publication statusPublished - Jul 24 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Amorphous SiO
  • Crystal growth
  • Crystalline GaN
  • Vapor transport and deposition
  • ZnO nanowires

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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