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Facile Meniscus Dragging Depositions for Lateral Alignment of ZnO Nanowires
New Physics: Sae Mulli 2017; 67: 41~45
Published online January 31, 2017;
© 2017 New Physics: Sae Mulli.

Dong Hun KANG1, Dong-Myeong SHIN2, Hyung Kook KIM*3, Yoon-Hwae HWANG†3

1 Department of Advanced Integrated Circuit, Pusan National University, Busan 46241, Korea
2 Research Center for Energy Convergence Technology, Pusan National University, Busan 46241, Korea
3 Department of Nanoenergy Engineering & BK21 PLUS Nanoconvergence Technology Division, Pusan National University, Busan 46241, Korea
Correspondence to: *, †
Received June 29, 2016; Revised July 28, 2016; Accepted November 5, 2016.
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We fabricated laterally-aligned ZnO nanowires by using the meniscus dragging deposition (MDD) technique under various deposition conditions. The ZnO nanowire alignment exhibits a linear response with increasing number of deposition cycles, indicating that the deposited ZnO nanowires were tightly fixed on the substrate and showing that the degree of alignment was constant at $\sim$65%. Also, we could regulate the density and the degree of alignment by controlling the deposition angle, temperature and speed. The MDD technique for fabricating laterally-aligned ZnO nanowires can be useful for synthesizing functional materials in numerous electronic and optoelectronic devices, including field-effect transistors, nanogenerators and ultraviolet sensors.
PACS numbers: 81.07.Gf, 81.16.Rf
Keywords: ZnO, Nanowire, Lateral alignment, Meniscus dragging deposition (MDD)

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