Microstructural Investigation of ZnO Nanowires for Therapeutic Applications


Chahra Younsi
Badji Mokhtar-Annaba University, LEREC Laboratory, Physics Department, PO Box 12 (23000) Annaba
Manel Bouloudenine
Mohamed Cherif Messâadia University, Science of Materials Department, 41000 Souk-Ahras
Rafik Chemam
Badji Mokhtar-Annaba University, LPR Laboratory, Physics Department, PO Box 12 (23000) Annaba


Zinc oxide (ZnO) is known as an important semiconductor, which has been studied extensively in the past few years due to its fundamental and technological importance [1]. Many attractive properties of ZnO, such as wide bandgap (3.37 eV), large exciton binding energy and excellent chemical stability, [2] suggest a great many possible practical applications such as in gas sensors, ceramics, field-emission devices and luminescent materials [3] and therapeutic. Size and crystalline morphologies play important roles in these applications, which have driven researchers to focus on the synthesis of nanocrystalline ZnO [4].

March 8, 2022