Int. J. of Nanomanufacturing   »   2016 Vol.12, No.3/4

 

 

Title: Efficiency enhance the photoluminescence of ZnO nanowires array by the surface plasmonic effect of Au nanoparticles

 

Authors: Kun Zhao; Rongrong Bao; Caofeng Pan; Lin Dong

 

Addresses:
Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Tower-C, Techart Plaza, No. 30 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, 10083, Beijing, China
Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Tower-C, Techart Plaza, No. 30 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, 10083, Beijing, China
Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Tower-C, Techart Plaza, No. 30 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, 10083, Beijing, China
Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Tower-C, Techart Plaza, No. 30 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, 10083, Beijing, China; School of Materials Science & Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001, China

 

Abstract: Attaching Au nanoparticles to nanowires is an important approach to enhance the properties of photoelectric nano-devices based on ZnO nanowires array. We carry out a systematic investigation on affection of the Au nanoparticles size to the photoluminescence of ZnO nanowire array. Different sizes of Au nanoparticles range from 8 nm to 20 nm distinguished by 2 nm are synthesised by a method combining spurting and annealing. The green emission is quenched effectively and the UV emission of ZnO nanowires array is enhanced drastically, which is consistent with the wavelength-dependent generation of surface plasmon. We also find that 10 nm is the optimise size of Au nanoparticles to furthest enhance the UV emission of the ZnO nanowires array. This method can improve the photoelectric properties of ZnO based nano-devices conveniently and economically.

 

Keywords: photoluminescence; gold nanoparticles; ZnO nanowire arrays; nanowires; nanotechnology; zinc oxide; surface plasmonic effect.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJNM.2016.079234

 

Int. J. of Nanomanufacturing, 2016 Vol.12, No.3/4, pp.308 - 319

 

Submission date: 28 Jun 2015
Date of acceptance: 04 Jan 2016
Available online: 20 Sep 2016

 

 

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