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New Chalcogens Study Findings Have Been Reported by Investigators at University of Houston

June 24, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Data detailed on Chalcogens have been presented. According to news reporting originating in Houston, Texas, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "ZnO nanostructures have been electrochemically synthesized on three-dimensional, interconnected, and porous carbon nanofiber Buckypaper substrates. Using potentiostatic deposition, wurtzite ZnO with controlled microstructure and morphology has been deposited."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of Houston, "While all ZnO deposits exhibit a band gap value of around 3.2 eV, impurity states determined by photoluminescence (PL) measurements show strong deposition potential influences. Both the green and red emissions corresponding to respective oxygen vacancies and oxygen rich impurity states can be identified. Thermal annealing can greatly reduce oxygen vacancy concentration but has limited effects on the oxygen rich defects."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "This study suggests a cost-effective and high-throughput approach in deposition of ZnO nanostructures suitable for photovoltaic applications."

For more information on this research see: Electrodeposition of ZnO on carbon nanofiber buckypaper. Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 2014;18(6):1773-1777. Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry can be contacted at: Springer, 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer -; Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting X. Wang, University of Houston, Texas Center Superconduct TcSUH, Houston, TX 77204, United States. Additional authors for this research include X. Chen, D.Y. Luo, Y.Y. Zhang, Y.J. Liu, L. Sun and Z. Liu (see also Chalcogens).

Keywords for this news article include: Texas, Houston, Chalcogens, United States, Nanostructural, Nanostructures, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, North and Central America

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Source: Life Science Weekly

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