Optical and Structural Analysis of Surfactant Assisted Hydrothermal Growth ZnO Nanostructures

  • Jitesh Agrawal
  • Tejendra Dixit
  • I. A. Palani
  • Vipul SinghEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 215)


Hydrothermally grown ZnO nanostructures have shown high defect level emission and poor adhesivity with the substrate that was highly undesirable for optoelectronic device applications. Therefore, in this work, we have targeted these critical issues by using the surfactant (Na3C6H5O7) in the hydrothermal growth of ZnO nanostructures. Different morphologies of the nanostructures such as nanoplates and honey comb structures have been obtained by varying the surfactant concentration in the precursor solution. This has led to the significant enhancement in the NBE (near band emission) to DLE (deep level emission) ratio in the photoluminescence analysis. These ZnO nanostructures can be potential candidates for the fabrication of next generation optoelectronic devices.


Surfactant Hydrothermal growth Nanoplates 



J. A. is thankful to UGC, India for providing the fellowship (JRF). J. A. would further like to acknowledge the Sophisticated Instrument Centre, IIT Indore for providing PL and FESEM facilities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jitesh Agrawal
    • 1
  • Tejendra Dixit
    • 1
  • I. A. Palani
    • 2
    • 3
  • Vipul Singh
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Molecular and Nanoelectronics Research Group (MNRG), Department of Electrical EngineeringIIT IndoreIndoreIndia
  2. 2.Mechatronics and Instrumentation Lab, Department of Mechanical EngineeringIIT IndoreIndoreIndia
  3. 3.Centre of Material Science and Engineering, IIT IndoreIndoreIndia

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