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New Zinc Compounds Study Findings Reported from Faculty of Sciences of Sfax (Germanium-catalyzed growth of zinc oxide nanorods by thermal evaporation...

August 1, 2014



New Zinc Compounds Study Findings Reported from Faculty of Sciences of Sfax (Germanium-catalyzed growth of zinc oxide nanorods by thermal evaporation for enhanced photonic efficiencies)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Researchers detail new data in Zinc Compounds. According to news reporting originating in Sfax, Tunisia, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Germanium (Ge) doped zinc oxide (ZnO) nanorods were fabricated on silicon substrate using a simple thermal evaporation method at different contents Ge (0-30 at.%). High resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) images shows that prepared ZnO nanorods are structurally uniform and single crystalline."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the Faculty of Sciences of Sfax, "The diameters of the nanorods are in the range of 80-150 nm with typical length of 3 mu m. The samples are evaluated by the determination of their photonic efficiencies for degradation of methylene blue. The photonic efficiency is increased with increasing the Ge content up to 13 at.% showing maximum photonic efficiency as 2.99% and it is found to be about 2 times higher than that of undoped ZnO nanorods because Zn2GeO4 is grown and decorated ZnO nanorods and make heterojunction between Zn2GeO4 and ZnO nanorods."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "This is the first report focusing on Ge-catalyzed growth of ZnO nanorods for enhanced photonic efficiencies."

For more information on this research see: Germanium-catalyzed growth of zinc oxide nanorods by thermal evaporation for enhanced photonic efficiencies. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A-Chemical, 2014;390():83-90. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A-Chemical can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands (see also Zinc Compounds).

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting H. Bouzid, Fac Sci Sfax, Lab Mat Ferroelect, Sfax, Tunisia. Additional authors for this research include A.M. Ali, M. Faisal and A.A. Ismail.

Keywords for this news article include: Sfax, Tunisia, Africa, Chemicals, Chemistry, Zinc Compounds, Zinc Oxide

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