Growth mechanism and characterization of zinc oxide hexagonal columns

Jason B. Baxter, Feng Wu, Eray S. Aydil

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Single crystalline, hexagonal ZnO columns were grown from Zn vapor in air plasma. The columns grow via repeated nucleation and epitaxial growth of nanoscopic pyramids on the c-face of the host column. Homoepitaxial nucleation of pyramids was attributed to the existence of an Ehrlich-Schwoebel barrier on the (0001) surface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3797-3799
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number18
StatePublished - Nov 3 2003


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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