Yoon-Hwae Hwang

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Well-aligned ZnO nanostructures have been intensively studied over the last decade for remarkable physical properties and enormous applications. Here, we describe a one-step fabrication technique to synthesis freestanding ZnO nanorod/graphene/ZnO nanorod double heterostructure. The preparation of the double heterostructure is performed by using thermal(More)
Rare-earth phosphors are commonly used in display panels, security printing, and fluorescent lamps, and have potential applications in lasers and bioimaging. In the present study, Eu3+- and Dy3+-codoped uniform-shaped Y2O3 submicron particles were prepared using the urea homogeneous precipitation method. The structure and morphology of the resulting(More)
Well-aligned ZnO nanowire arrays with a long length of more than 40 microm were prepared successfully by using the polyethylenimine (PEI)-assisted preheating hydrothermal method (PAPHT). Several important synthetic parameters such as PEI content, growth time, preheating time and zinc salt concentration were found to determine the growth of ultralong ZnO(More)
Increased demand of environment protection encouraged scientists to design products and processes that minimize the use and generation of hazardous substances. This work presents comprehensive result of large-scale fabrication and investigation of red-to-green tunable submicron spherical yttria particles codoped with low concentrations of Eu(+3) and Tb(+3).(More)
Multifunctional mesoporous silica nanocomposites are attractive carriers for targeted drug delivery in nanomedicine. Although promising developments have been made in the fabrication of multifunctional mesoporous silica nanocomposites, the design and mass production of novel multifunctional carriers are still challenging. This paper reports the facile(More)
Bifunctional monodispersed Fe3O4 particles coated with an ultrathin Y2O3:Tb3+ shell layer were fabricated using a facile urea-based homogeneous precipitation method. The obtained composite particles were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), quantum design vibrating sample magnetometry, and photoluminescence (PL)(More)
Well-aligned ultralong ZnO nanorod arrays with a length of 10 microm have been synthesized on glass substrates using a preheating hydrothermal method. The diameter of the nanorods is in the range from 50 to 80 nm, and the aspect ratio and alignment can be simply controlled by varying the preheating time. Based on the evolution of aspect ratio with(More)
We measured the glass transition temperatures of mono-, di-, and trisaccharide mixtures using differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) and analyzed these temperatures using the Gordon-Taylor equation. We found that the glass transition temperatures of monosaccharide-monosaccharide and disaccharide-disaccharide mixtures could be described by the conventional(More)
The binding of ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) and caffeic acid (CFA) was investigated using fluorescence quenching, UV/vis absorption spectrscopy, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and dynamic light scattering (DLS) at different temperatures. The study results indicated fluorescence quenching between ZnO NPs and(More)
Nanosized particles with different Ho3+ concentrations were synthesized in LaAlO3 lattices using a simple Pechini-type sol-gel method. X-ray diffraction measurements were used to investigate the structural composition and the effects of holmium dopant concentration on LaAlO3:Ho3+ crystal formation. Field-emission scanning-electron microscopy images confirm(More)