ZrTiO4 Nanowire Growth Using Membrane-assisted Pechini Route

Poty Rodrigues de Lucena, Willian Andrade Prado, Valdeilson Souza Braga, Neftali Lenin Villarreal Carreño

Abstract


The high surface-to-volume ratio of nanowires makes them natural competitors as newer device components. In this regard, a current major challenge is to produce quasi-one-dimensional nanostructures composed of well-established oxide-based materials. This article reports the synthesis of ZrTiO4 nanowires on a silicon (100) wafer in a single-step deposition/thermal treatment. The template-directed membrane synthesis strategy was associated with the Pechini route and spin-coating deposition technique. ZrTiO4 nanowires were obtained at 700 °C with diameters in the range of 80-100 nm. FEGSEM images were obtained to investigate ZrTiO4 nanowire formation on the silicon surface and energy dispersive X-ray detection (EDS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) analyses were performed to confirm the oxide composition and structure.

 




Keywords


Template-Synthesis; ZrTiO4; Nanowire; Pechini method.

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