The short-story of the 9th International Conference on Solid-State and Integrated-Circuit Technology in Beijing

Our advisor; Prof. Yeong-Her Wang, Dr. Kuan-Wei Lee, and me went to Beijing at October 19 – 24, 2008. We has been attended one of the bi-annual event i.e. the 9th International Conference on Solid-State and Integrated-Circuit Technology organized by IEEE Beijing Section, Chinese Institute of Electronics (CIE), IEEE Electron Devices Society, and IEEE EDS Beijing Chapter. This conference will provided an international forum for the presentation and discussion of recent advances in solid-state and integrated circuit technology.

I was presented a paper in oral session which the title of ZnO Nanorods on Plastic Substrate from Zinc Nitrate Hexahydrate and Hexamethylenetetramine Solution. Actually, this is my old data and of course; only preliminary research, and therefore, further investigation is certainly needed. I have got no confidence. I was argued about this to my wife, and she said to me that if you feel that your paper will not important for other person then you feel low, your confidence goes down.

In this paper, I had been grown the ZnO nanorods with a typical diameter of 0.3 mm and a rod length of 3.0 mm on a polyethylene terephthalate plastic substrate were prepared through the solution route method. The hexagonal structure with (100) and (101) reflection peaks were dominant for all the films. I also proved that the surface morphology strongly depends on the HMT concentration. The main elements of Zn and O atoms performed with excellent binding energy on the surface. Moreover, atomic force microscopy study of the surface indicates that the main precursor of Zn(OH)2 has an important role in the decomposition process between zinc nitrate hexahydrate and HMT. You can also found from my paper that the activation process at the higher hydrolysis of NaOH released plenty of OH- into the solution, thus enabling the deposition of ZnO nanorods. I pleased you know to check one of my data as shown in this figure. The full paper can be found by download from here: