Nanostructured Zinc Oxide

Nanostructured Zinc Oxide

Synthesis, Properties and Applications

1st Edition - August 10, 2021

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  • Editor: Ghenadii Korotcenkov
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128189009
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128189016

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Nanostructured Zinc Oxide covers the various routes for the synthesis of different types of nanostructured zinc oxide including; 1D (nanorods, nanowires etc.), 2D and 3D (nanosheets, nanoparticles, nanospheres etc.). This comprehensive overview provides readers with a clear understanding of the various parameters controlling morphologies. The book also reviews key properties of ZnO including optical, electronic, thermal, piezoelectric and surface properties and techniques in order to tailor key properties. There is a large emphasis in the book on ZnO nanostructures and their role in optoelectronics. ZnO is very interesting and widely investigated material for a number of applications. This book presents up-to-date information about the ZnO nanostructures-based applications such as gas sensing, pH sensing, photocatalysis, antibacterial activity, drug delivery, and electrodes for optoelectronics.  

Key Features

  • Reviews methods to synthesize, tailor, and characterize 1D, 2D, and 3D zinc oxide nanostructured materials
  • Discusses key properties of zinc oxide nanostructured materials including optical, electronic, thermal, piezoelectric, and surface properties
  • Addresses most relevant zinc oxide applications in optoelectronics such as light-emitting diodes, solar cells, and sensors


Materials Scientists and Engineers, Chemists, Physicists in academia and R&D

Table of Contents

  • 1. General introduction of zinc oxide nanomaterials
    Kamlendra Awasthi

    Section I Synthesis, deposition, processing, and characterization
    2. Synthesis routes of ZnO nanocrystallites
    Rajesh Kumar and Kamakshi
    3. Diverse morphology zinc oxide films formulations and characterizations
    Shivani Sharma and Satinder K. Sharma
    4. Synthesis of ZnO nanostructures
    Sanjay Kumar, Kamlendra Awasthi and Yogendra Kumar Mishra
    5. Ion beam-induced modifications in ZnO nanostructures and potential applications
    Vishnu Chauhan, Paramjit Singh and Rajesh Kumar
    6. ZnO nanofillers
    Vibhav K. Saraswat

    Section II Properties
    7. Optical properties of ZnO
    Akhilesh Kumar Singh and Sunil Kumar Singh
    8. Electron transport in ZnO
    Anirban Dutta
    9. Thermal conductivity of nanostructured ZnO
    Xin Liang
    10. Surface and interface effects: properties of nanostructured ZnO
    Dipayan Pal and Sudeshna Chattopadhyay

    Section III Applications
    11. Transparent conducting electrodes based on zinc oxide
    Vikas Sharma
    12. ZnO in solar cell and ultraviolet detectors
    Yogita Kumari, Lokesh Kumar Jangir and Anil Kumar Vikas Sharma
    13. Zinc oxide-based light-emitting diodes and lasers
    Lokesh Kumar Jangir, Yogita Kumari and Poonam Kumari
    14. ZnO nanoparticle films as active layer for thin film transistors
    Ulrich Hilleringmann
    15. Photocatalysis by zinc oxide-based nanomaterials
    Naveen Kumar, Suprabha Yadav, Anuj Mittal and Kavitha Kumari
    16. Zinc-Oxide based EGFET pH sensors
    Prashant Sharma, Rishi Sharma, Ravindra Mukhiya, Kamlendra Awasthi and Manoj Kumar
    17. Zinc oxide nanoparticles for bioimaging and drug delivery
    Rakesh Kumar Sahoo, Sarita Rani, Vinay Kumar and Umesh Gupta
    18. Toxicity assessment and antibacterial activity of ZnO nanoparticles
    Ankush Agarwal, Ankita Sharma, Garima Awasthi, Kamakshi, Anjali Awasthi and Kumud Kant Awasthi
    19. Nanocarbon-based-ZnO nanocomposites for supercapacitor application
    Lalit Goswami, Anamika Kushwaha, Shivani Goswami, Yogesh Chandra Sharma, TaeYoung Kim and Kumud Malika Tripathi
    20. Zinc oxide as promising anode material for Li-ion battery
    Rini Singh, Takayuki Ichikawa and Ankur Jain
    21. Energy Harvesters Based on Zinc Oxide
    Debasish Sarkar
    22. ZnO for infrared and terahertz applications
    Vadim P. Sirkeli and Hans L. Hartnagel
    23. Zinc oxide nanostructures
    Ankita Sharma, Ankush Agrawal, Sanjay Kumar, Kumud Kant Awasthi,Kamlendra Awasthi and Anjali Awasthi
    24. ZnO in organic electronics
    Ramakant Sharma and Seunghyup Yoo
    25. Piezoelectric properties of ZnO
    K.S. Srikanth, Adil Wazeer, P. Mathiyalagan, Shrikant Vidya, Kapil Rajput and Himmat Singh Kushwaha

Product details

  • No. of pages: 780
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: August 10, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128189009
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128189016

About the Series Editor

Ghenadii Korotcenkov

Ghenadii Korotcenkov received his Ph.D. in Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Materials and Devices in 1976, and his Doctor Habilitate Degree in Physics and Mathematics of Semiconductors and Dielectrics in 1990. Long time he was a leader of scientific Gas Sensor Group and manager of various national and international scientific and engineering projects carried out in Laboratory of Micro- and Optoelectronics, Technical University of Moldova, supported from International Foundations and Programs such as CRDF, MRDA, IREX, ICTP, INTAS, INCO-COPERNICUS, COST, NATO. From 2007 to 2008, he was an invited scientist in Korean Institute of Energy Research, Daejeon, South Korea. Then, until the end of 2017 Dr. G. Korotcenkov was a research professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, South Korea. Currently Dr. G. Korotcenkov is the research professor at the Department of Physics and Engineering at the Moldova State University, Chisinau, the Rep. of Moldova. Specialists from Former Soviet Union know G. Korotcenkov’s research results in the field of study of Schottky barriers, MOS structures, native oxides, and photoreceivers on the base of III-Vs compounds very well. His current research interests include material sciences focused on metal oxides, surface science, and the design of thin film gas sensors and thermoelectric convertors. Dr. G. Korotcenkov is either the author or editor of 39 books, published by Momentum Press, CRC Press, Springer (USA) and Harbin Institute of Technology Press (China). He is the author and coauthor of more than 600 scientific publications, including 30 review papers, 38 book chapters, and more than 200 articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals (h-factor = 42 [Scopus] and h-factor = 51 [Google Scholar citation]). Besides, Dr. G. Korotcenkov is a holder of 17 patents. He has presented more than 250 reports at national and international conferences, including 17 invited talks. Dr. G. Korotcenkov was co-organizer of more than 10 international scientific conferences. Research activities of Dr. G. Korotcenkov are honored by the Prize of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova (2019), an Award of the Supreme Council of Science and Advanced Technology of the Republic of Moldova (2004); Prize of the Presidents of the Ukrainian, Belarus, and Moldovan Academies of Sciences (2003); and National Youth Prize of the Republic of Moldova in the field of science and technology (1980), among others.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Professor, Department of Physics and Engineering, Moldova State University, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

About the Editor

Kamlendra Awasthi

Kamlendra Awasthi earned his Ph.D. degree from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur India in 2007. Dr. Awasthi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and is currently working as Head, Materials Research Centre at Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, India. He has worked at Nanoscience Center, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India as Research Scientist, and at Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden Germany as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow prior to joining Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur in 2012. His main research area is soft materials with a major focus on polymer nanofillers and nanostructured materials for photovoltaic, sensor, and nanofabrication applications. He has authored/co-authored more than 90 publications and edited the special issues in various journals. He is the organizer of a series of International Conferences on Soft Materials held every two years from 2014 onwards. Dr. Awasthi is the recipient of reputed fellowships: Young Scientist (2008) Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India; Alexander von Humboldt fellowship (2009) by Humboldt foundation Germany; INSPIRE faculty award (2012) from the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and Early Career Research Award (2017) from SERB-New Delhi, India.

Affiliations and Expertise

Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, Jaipur, India Nanostructured thin films, Functional nanomaterials, Polymer Nano filters, Gas sensing, Soft Materials, Hydrogen Energy.

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