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Physical Properties of ZnO: Al Nanorods for Piezoelectric Nanogenerator Application

Author(s): Te-Hua Fang, Shao-Hui Kang.

Abstract:

In this paper, we explore the electromechanical, optical, and luminescent properties of aluminum doped zinc oxide (ZnO) nanorods. The design of aqueous solution growth ZnO nanorods with an aluminum doped zinc oxide nanostructure is discussed, and electrical, optoelectronic, and mechanical properties of the obtained nanorods are described. The results show that the dopant concentration affects nanorod growth and thus the size of the ZnO: Al nanorods. The resistivity decreases with increasing substrate temperature, and the dopant concentration become a positive electricity transition to negative electricity positively correlated. The piezoelectric characteristics of a nanogenerator system fabricated with the nanorods are also discussed.

Keywords: ZnO: Al Nanorods, nanorods, piezoelectric sensor, nanomechanical property, nanogenerator, Piezoelectric Nanogenerator, dopant concentration, nanorod growth, nanowires, nanobelts, nanotubes, nanorings, nanosprings, nanohelices, nanoscale sensors, nanoscales actuators, p-type doping, transmission electron microscope (TEM), spectral confocal and multiphoton system, cathodoluminescence, Carrier Density, negative temperature coefficient (NTC), polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)

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Article Details

VOLUME: 6
ISSUE: 5
Year: 2010
Page: [505 - 511]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/157341310797574961
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