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Preparation and luminescence properties of rare earth doped nanostructured zinc oxide thin films by sol gel technique

Aziz, Madzlan and Otoi, Sunati (2009) Preparation and luminescence properties of rare earth doped nanostructured zinc oxide thin films by sol gel technique. In: AIP Conference Proceedings. American Institute of Physics, USA, 207 -213. ISBN 978-073540673-5

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3160132

Abstract

Zinc oxide is a semiconductor cosidered promising for optoelectronic and solar cell applications. The wide bandgap nature of the zinc oxide has been a limitation in producing devices. Doping has been considered as one of the ways to reduce the band gap. In the present studies rare earth ions in the form of terbium and erbium nitatres have been introduced in the zinc oxide structure by the sol gel technique. Homogeneous thin film of nanostructured oxide and the doped homologue of the size range 30 to 80 nm were produced as characterized by scanning electron microscopy. The luminescence properties were investigated and the doped samples showed enhanced results. The enhancement were characterized as the extra energy levels produced by the dopants allowing more transitions to the lower states to take place. The dominant transitions were attributed to the 5D4 to 7FJ (J = 6 - 3) for the terbium doped systems and (4F7/2) to the ground state (4I15/2) for the erbium systems.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Nano-SciTech 2008; Selangor; 18 November 2008 through 21 November 2008
Uncontrolled Keywords:dopant, luminescence, nanostructure, rare earth, sol gel, thin film, zinc oxide
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions:Science
ID Code:13065
Deposited By: Mrs Liza Porijo
Deposited On:15 Jul 2011 01:36
Last Modified:15 Jul 2011 01:36

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