Crystal Growth of ZnO Microneedles in Water Containing Microbubbles


Microbubble technology is now available in a wide range of industrial fields. The liquid containing microbubbles possesses a large number of air-liquid interfaces, and also generates radicals during bubble collapse. Here, we synthesized ZnO powder to explore the potential of microbubbles as starting materials for the formation of crystalline micro- or nanoparticles. The bubbles facilitated the growth of ZnO microneedles in high yields, and enhanced the reaction by radicals generated on bubble collapsing.

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Tokuda, Y. , Matsuki, H. , Ueda, Y. , Masai, H. and Yoko, T. (2014) Crystal Growth of ZnO Microneedles in Water Containing Microbubbles. New Journal of Glass and Ceramics, 4, 49-54. doi: 10.4236/njgc.2014.43007.

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