Current-voltage (I-V) characteristics across  twist boundaries with various misorientation angles were investigated in undoped ZnO bicrystals fabricated by a hot-joining technique. It was confirmed by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy that the boundaries were perfectly joined without intergranular phase. None of the bicrystals prepared in this study exhibited nonlinear I-V characteristics irrespective of coherency at the boundaries. Therefore, grain-boundary atomic configuration had no relation to the formation of double Schottky barriers at the  twist boundaries in ZnO.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the American Ceramic Society|
|Publication status||Published - 2002 Aug|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ceramics and Composites
- Materials Chemistry