Solid State Science and Technology, Vol. 17, No 1 (2009) 140-147

ISSN 0128-7389

Corresponding Author:





A.A. Azira1, Z. Khusaimi1, N.F.A. Zainal1, S.F. Nik1, T. Soga2,

S. Abdullah1, and M. Rusop1


1NANO-SciTech Center, Institute of Science, Universiti Teknologi MARA,

40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

2Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya 466-8555, Showa-ku, Gokiso-cho, Japan



Different thickness of Au was prepared as a catalyst to deposit ZnO nanostructure on

Au-coated surfaces by sol-gel method. The ZnO nanostructure will be used as template

to deposit carbon nanostructure by using thermal chemical vapor deposition (TCVD)

method. The carbon material has been successfully grown by using ZnO nanostructure

material as template. Rod-like ZnO appeared with sphere-like carbonaceous material on

the surface of the template. The as-prepared material has been characterized with X-ray

diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and Fourier transmission

infrared (FTIR). The XRD peaks of the products were indexed to ZnO materials, but

exhibited different relative intensities for the (002) diffraction peak. ZnO play a role as

a template for the growth of the carbonaceous material and they can link ZnO particles

together as a complex fabrication. This discovery is useful for nano-electronic




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