Simultaneous Growth of pure hyperbranched Zn 3As 2 structures and long Ga 2O 3 nanowires

Jianye Li*, Lung Shen Wang, D. Bruce Buchholz, Robert P.H. Chang

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Through a facile and highly repeatable chemical vapor method, pure three-dimensional hyperbranched Zn 3As 2 structures and ultralong Ga 2O 3 nanowires were simultaneously grown with controllable locations in the same experiment. The hyperbranched Zn 3As 2 consists of cone- shaped submicro-/nanowires and has a single-crystalline tetragonal structure. This is the first report of nano Zn 3As 2 and hyperbranched Zn 3As 2 structures. The as-grown Ga 2O 3 nanowires are monoclinic single crystals. A vapor-solid-solid mechanism is suggested for the growth of the Ga 2O 3 nanowires, and a vapor-solid mechanism, for the Zn 3As 2 structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1764-1769
Number of pages6
JournalNano letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 13 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science


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