Facile synthesis and characterization of gallium oxide (β-Ga <inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf>) 1D nanostructures: Nanowires, nanoribbons, and nanosheets

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Crystal Growth and Design, 2008, 8 (6), pp. 1940 - 1944
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β-Ga2O3, one-dimensional (1D) nanostructures including nanowires, nanoribbons and nanosheets were synthesized via a combined carbon thermal reduction and chemical vapor deposition (CVD) approach. All of these nanostructures consist of single-crystalline monoclinic structure, which has been confirmed via high-resolution TEM and electron diffraction analysis. We obtained β-Ga2O3, nanowires at high temperature zone, nanosheets, and nanoribbons at medium temperature zone at low-pressure environments. We found that β-Ga2Q3 nanowires and nanoribbons have diversified different growth directions. The optical properties of β-Ga2O3 nanowires and nanoribbons from UV-vis spectra show that the bandgaps are red-shifted by 0.13 eV. © 2008 American Chemical Society.
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