1st Edition

Zinc Oxide Nanostructures Advances and Applications

Edited By Magnus Willander Copyright 2013
    232 Pages 13 Color & 101 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    Zinc oxide (ZnO) in its nanostructured form is emerging as a promising material with great potential for the development of many smart electronic devices. This book presents up-to-date information about various synthesis methods to obtain device-quality ZnO nanostructures. It describes both high-temperature (over 100° C) and low-temperature (under 100° C) approaches to synthesizing ZnO nanostructures; device applications for technical and medical devices, light-emitting diodes, electrochemical sensors, nanogenerators, and photodynamic therapy; and the concept of self-powered devices and systems using ZnO nanostructures. The book emphasizes the utilization of non-conventional substrates such as plastic, paper, and textile as new platforms for developing electronics.

    Fabrication of ZnO nanostructures; Andrey Bakin, Arne Behrends, Alexander Wagner, Andreas Waag

    Optical properties of and optical devices from ZnO-based nanostructures; Michael Lorenz, Martin Lange, Christian Kranert, Christof P. Dietrich, Marius Grundmann

    Piezoelectric Nanogenerator Based on ZnO Nanomaterials; Jinhui Song

    Nanobiology and nano-medical devices using zinc oxide nanostructures; Magnus Willander, and Omer Nur

    ZnO nanostructures toxicity and phototoxicity characteristics towards biological samples; M. Willander, O. Nur, M. Fakhr-e-Alam, M. Atif, and M. S. AlSalhi

    Zinc oxide nanostructures: Synthesis, characterization and their device applications on non-conventional substrates; Magnus Willander, Omer Nur, Kamran ul Hasan, Gul Amin, Muhammad Yousuf Soomro


    Magnus Willander is professor in the Department of Science and Technology at Linköping University, Sweden. He received his PhD in physics from the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, in 1984. He conducted pioneering research on Si/SiGe, SiC, and polymer devices between 1984 and 1994. Since 2002, Prof. Willander has concentrated on metal oxides and their applications, particularly ZnO nanostructures. He has also studied various III–V materials, carbon-based materials and devices, and fundamental physical problems both theoretically and experimentally. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the Institute of Physics (UK).

    "ZnO is one of the most important piezoelectric and semiconductor materials, which has key applications in electronics, optoelectronics, energy science, and sensors. The newly invented fields of nanogenerators and piezotronics are largely based on ZnO nanostructures. This book covers the basics of ZnO and its potential applications in a range of fields. It can serve a large group of readers who are interested in ZnO nanostructures."

    Prof. Zhong Lin Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

    "This book represents a very comprehensive overview of the state of the art in the synthesis, properties, and key emerging applications of one of the most important nanomaterials. With authoritative contributions by recognized world-leading experts, it is destined to become a reference work for students wishing to learn about the subject for the first time or for scientists and engineers already working in the domain who wish to broaden and deepen their understanding."

    Dr. David J. Rogers, Nanovation, France