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Title: Microwave-assisted hydrothermally grown epitaxial ZnO films on〈1 1 1〉MgAl2O4 substrate
Authors: Liew, Laura-Lynn.
Le, Hong Quang.
Goh, Gregory K. L.
Issue Date: 2011
Source: Liew, L.-L., Le, H. Q., & Goh, G. K. L. (2012). Microwave-assisted hydrothermally grown epitaxial ZnO films on 〈111〉 MgAl2O4 substrate. Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 189, 90-95.
Series/Report no.: Journal of solid state chemistry
Abstract: In this report, epitaxial ZnO films were grown on 〈1 1 1〉 MgAl2O4 single crystal substrates using Microwave Assisted Hydrothermal (MAH) method with microwave radiation heating (2.45 GHz) at 90 °C in a short time (within 15 min). Scanning electron microscopy confirms that these films possess smooth surface morphology with fully coalesced grains. In addition, photoluminescence (PL) measurements exhibit strong ultraviolet emission at room temperature, indicating potential applications for short-wave light-emitting photonic devices. The PL properties were improved by a thermal annealing process without generating structural defects. Hall measurements after thermal treatment show the carrier concentration to be of the order of 1019 cm−3 which is comparable to those grown by conventional solution methods. The MAH method will offer a rapid route to synthesize epitaxial ZnO films with good optical and electrical properties for various applications.
ISSN: 0022-4596
DOI: 10.1016/j.jssc.2011.11.021
Rights: © 2011 Elsevier Inc.
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