Habit-modifying additives and their morphological consequences on photoluminescence and glucose sensing properties of ZnO nanostructures, grown via aqueous chemical synthesis
2015 (English)In: Vacuum, ISSN 0042-207X, E-ISSN 1879-2715, Vol. 116, 21-26 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Generally, the anisotropic shape of inorganic nano-crystal can be influenced by one or more of different parameters i.e. kinetic energy barrier, temperature, time, and the nature of the capping molecules. Here, different surfactants acting as capping molecules were used to assist the aqueous chemical growth of zinc oxide (ZnO) nanostructures on Au coated glass substrates. The morphology, crystal quality and the photoluminescence (PL) properties of the ZnO nanostructures were investigated. The PL properties of the prepared ZnO nanostructures at room temperature showed a dominant UV luminescence peak, while the "green yellow" emissions were essentially suppressed. Moreover, the ZnO nanostructures were investigated for the development of a glucose biosensor. An adsorbed molecule has direct contribution on the glucose oxidase/ZnO/Au sensing properties. We show that the performance of a ZnO-based biosensor can be improved by tailoring the properties of the ZnO biomolecule interface through engineering of the morphology, effective surface area, and adsorption capability.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier , 2015. Vol. 116, 21-26 p.
ZnO nanostructures; Cationic and anionic molecules; PL spectra; Glucose sensitivity
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-119245DOI: 10.1016/j.vacuum.2015.02.026ISI: 000354582900004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-119245DiVA: diva2:821235
Funding Agencies|University of Kordofan Grant, El-Obeid, Kordofan Sudan 2015-06-152015-06-122015-07-02