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Low temperature hydrothermal synthesis of ZnO nanowires for nanogenerator: Effect of gold electrode on the output voltage of nanogenerator

Mansoor, Ahmed; Iqbal, Muhammad; Kiely, Janice; Luxton, Richard

Authors

Ahmed Mansoor

Muhammad Iqbal

Janice Kiely Janice.Kiely@uwe.ac.uk
Professor in Bio-electronics/Res In CoDi

Richard Luxton Richard.Luxton@uwe.ac.uk
Research Centre Director-IBST/Professor



Abstract

A low temperature hydrothermal technique is developed to grow ZnO (diameter 100 nm) nanowires for high output nanogenerator. Vertically aligned ZnO nanowires are grown on indium tin oxide (ITO) coated poly ethylene terephthalate (PET) substrate. Morphologies and elemental compositions are examined through scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX) respectively. X-Ray diffraction peaks have shown growth orientation of these nanowires along (002) direction. We have investigated the effect of sputter coated gold electrode on top of ZnO nanowires. Vertically grown ZnO nanowires under a minute stress have produced a high output voltage of 1.34 V

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 31, 2014
Journal Indian Journal of Engineering and Materials Sciences (IJEMS)
Print ISSN 0971-4588
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 21
Issue 6
Pages 672-676
Institution Citation Mansoor, A., Iqbal, M., Kiely, J., & Luxton, R. (2014). Low temperature hydrothermal synthesis of ZnO nanowires for nanogenerator: Effect of gold electrode on the output voltage of nanogenerator. Indian Journal of Engineering and Materials Sciences, 21(6), 672-676
Keywords Zinc oxide, nanowires, nanogenerators
Publisher URL http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/30526