Self-alignment of zinc oxide nanorods into a 3D-smectic phase

Schäfer S, Srikantharajah R, Klaumünzer M, Lobaz V, Voigt M, Peukert W (2014)

Publication Language: English

Publication Type: Journal article, Original article

Publication year: 2014


Book Volume: 562

Pages Range: 659--667

Volume: 562

Issue: 0

Journal Issue: 0

DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2014.03.025


We focus on thin films from ZnO nanorod dispersions in order to generate a high lateral order and a dense space filling structure applicable e. g. in printed optoelectronic devices. Highly stable dispersions with a solid content of up to 60 wt.\% in ethanol were prepared using trioxadecanoic acid as stabilizer. With the dispersions we prepared thin films on substrates with a 3D-smectic phase in lateral dimension of cm2 and thicknesses from below 100 nm up to 1 μm. We show how the concentration of the initial solid content is influencing the formation of domains in our films and discuss the self-assembly process into ordered structures.

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Schäfer, S., Srikantharajah, R., Klaumünzer, M., Lobaz, V., Voigt, M., & Peukert, W. (2014). Self-alignment of zinc oxide nanorods into a 3D-smectic phase. Thin Solid Films, 562(0), 659--667.


Schäfer, Stefan, et al. "Self-alignment of zinc oxide nanorods into a 3D-smectic phase." Thin Solid Films 562.0 (2014): 659--667.

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