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Gold-catalyzed growth of aluminium-doped zinc oxide nanorods by sputtering method

Rosli, A. Bakar and Marbie, M. M. and Herman, Sukreen Hana and Ani, Mohd Hanafi (2014) Gold-catalyzed growth of aluminium-doped zinc oxide nanorods by sputtering method. Journal of Nanomaterials, 2014 (67204). pp. 1-7.

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Aluminium-doped zinc oxide (AZO) nanorods thin films were grown by RFmagnetron sputtering on gold (Au) metal catalyst. The Au catalyst layers with 5, 10, and 15nm thickness were deposited on glass substrates by sputtering method followed by annealing for 15 min at 500∘C to form Au nanostructures on the glass substrate.The AZO thin films were then deposited on the Au catalyst at different deposition temperature varying from 200 to 500∘C. Postdeposition annealing processes of the Au catalyst resulted in different morphologies of the Au catalyst layers depending on their thicknesses. This in turn gave different AZO morphologies which suggest that the Au catalyst layer thickness and the deposition temperature contribute to the growthmechanism of the AZO nanostructures. AZO nanorods thin films having hexagonal wurtzite structure with individual nanorods on the film surface were obtained from the samples deposited on 5 and 10 nm thick Au catalyst with the deposition temperature of 300∘C.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4583/37467
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gold-Catalyzed Growth, aluminium-doped zinc oxide
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401 Materials of engineering and construction
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Hanafi Ani
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2014 09:16
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2018 14:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/37467

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