The interest in ZnO (zinc oxide) nanoparticles is increasing due to low cost of their processing as well as the ability of fabricating ZnO nanostructures with controllable morphology such as size, shape and orientation. Our choice of method of the preparation of the nanostructured thin ZnO layers is the hydrothermal growth of ZnO nanorods on glass substrates coated by the nucleation layer deposited by the reactive magnetron sputtering. We have developed and optimized conditions of the thin layer growth with controllable dimensions of nanorods followed by the ultrasound peeling. The colloid of ZnO nanorods was characterized by measuring the size of particles using the dynamic light scattering (DLS) and the scanning electron microscopy (SEM). We found that the dynamic light scattering (DLS) can’t be directly used for size evaluation of ZnO nanorods due to their non-sperical shape. We recommend using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to determine morfology, length and diameter of ZnO nanorods.Keywords: ZnO; method hydrothermal growth, thin layer, nanorods
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