Thermal growth and cathodoluminescence of Bi doped ZnO nanowires and rods



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Alemán, B. and Hidalgo Alcalde, Pedro and Fernández Sánchez, Paloma and Piqueras de Noriega, Javier (2009) Thermal growth and cathodoluminescence of Bi doped ZnO nanowires and rods. Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics, 42 (22). ISSN 0022-3727

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Bi doped ZnO nanowires and rods have been grown by a catalyst free evaporation-deposition method with precursors containing either ZnO and Bi_2O_3 or ZnS and Bi_2O_3 powders. The use of ZnS as a precursor was found to lead to a higher density of nano- and microstructures at lower temperatures than by using ZnO. Energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS) shows that the Bi content in the wires and rods is in the range 0.15-0.35 at%. Bi incorporation was found to induce a red shift of the near band gap luminescence but no quantitative correlation between the shift and the amount of Bi, as measured by EDS, was observed. The I-V curves of single Bi doped wires had linear behaviour at low current and non-linear behaviour for high currents, qualitatively similar to that of undoped wires.

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© 2009 IOP Publishing Ltd.
This work was supported by MEC (Project MAT2006-01259).

Uncontrolled Keywords:Zinc-Oxide Ceramics, Spray-Pyrolysis, Luminescence, Nanostructures, Fabrication, Deposition, Defects, Green
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Materials
ID Code:25507
Deposited On:20 May 2014 16:45
Last Modified:12 Feb 2018 15:28

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