Open Journal of Physical Chemistry

Volume 1, Issue 1 (May 2011)

ISSN Print: 2162-1969   ISSN Online: 2162-1977

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Hydrothermal Synthesis and Properties of Diluted Magnetic Semiconductor Zn1-xMnxO Nanowires

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DOI: 10.4236/ojpc.2011.11002    5,365 Downloads   11,417 Views   Citations

ABSTRACT

We report the synthesis of oriented single crystalline Mn doped ZnO nanowires through a hydrothermal method. Structural characterizations using X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy revealed that the Mn was doped into the lattice structure, forming solid solution. The Mn doped ZnO nanowires possess wurtzite structure with a c-axis growth orientation. The physical properties of the nanowires were investigated. Mn doped ZnO nanowires were found to be ferromagnetic with Curie temperature of about 30 K. A deep level emission band at about 566 nm was observed at room temperature.

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X. Zhang, J. Dai and H. Ong, "Hydrothermal Synthesis and Properties of Diluted Magnetic Semiconductor Zn1-xMnxO Nanowires," Open Journal of Physical Chemistry, Vol. 1 No. 1, 2011, pp. 6-10. doi: 10.4236/ojpc.2011.11002.

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