Nano Fireworks: Yamin Zhang

Nano Fireworks: Yamin Zhang

This image consists of many rods. The diameter of the rod is around 100 nanometers. So, they are called nanorods. The material of these nanorods is zinc oxide. Zinc oxide nanorods grow on a flat nickel metal substrate naturally and nicely, which look like fireworks. In our research, zinc oxide nanorods are used as the anode material for zinc-based aqueous batteries, which are a safe alternative for current lithium ion batteries. With such well aligned structures, the morphology change of zinc oxide nanorods anode during battery cycling can be easily studied by imaging it, which can help explain capacity loss in batteries.

Additional Information

Groups

3D Systems Packaging Research Center, Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC), Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology, NanoTECH, The Center for MEMS and Microsystems Technologies

Categories
Institute and Campus, Art Research, Student and Faculty, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Engineering, Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
Keywords
Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology, SENIC, Nanotechnology, photo contest, chemical and biomolecular engineering, national nanotechnology day, Characterization, nanoscale imaging
Status
  • Created By: Christa Ernst
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Oct 22, 2019 - 10:47am
  • Last Updated: Oct 22, 2019 - 10:47am