A catalyst-free and facile route to periodically ordered and c-axis aligned ZnO nanorod arrays on diverse substrates.

@article{Byrne2011ACA,
  title={A catalyst-free and facile route to periodically ordered and c-axis aligned ZnO nanorod arrays on diverse substrates.},
  author={Daragh Byrne and E. McGlynn and Joseph Cullen and M. O. Henry},
  journal={Nanoscale},
  year={2011},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={1675-82}
}
In this work we present a method for the deposition of periodically ordered, c-axis aligned ZnO nanorod arrays. By using chemical bath deposited films in conjunction with silica templating through nanosphere monolayers, masks suitable for high temperature deposition are created. A vapour phase transport technique is then used to deposit ordered arrays, quickly and inexpensively in a manner ideal for low cost, scalable and reproducible growth on a diverse range of substrates.