Surface energies control the self-organization of oriented in (2)O(3) Nanostructures on cubic zirconia

K H L Zhang, Aron Walsh, C R A Catlow, V K Lazarov, R G Egdell

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Abstract

Highly aligned one-dimensional (ID) nanorods of the transparent conducting oxide In(2)O(3) have been grown on (110)oriented Y-stabilized ZrO(2) substrates, whereas growth on (100) and (111) substrates leads respectively to blocklike 3D islands and continuous films. Ills shown that the striking influence of substrate orientation on the growth morphology is controlled by differences in energies between the low index surfaces of In(2)O(3) and that spontaneous self-organization is driven by minimization of surface energies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3740-3746
Number of pages7
JournalNano Letters
Volume10
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2010

Keywords

  • self-organization
  • In(2)O(3)
  • oxides
  • mechanism
  • Transparent conducting oxides
  • nanowires
  • transparent
  • growth
  • nanostructures

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