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Annealing Effects of Sapphire Substrate on the Structure and Properties of ZnO Films Grown via Pulsed Laser Deposition

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Abstract:

The structure, morphology, and properties of ZnO films were examined in relation to an annealed sapphire substrate prepared via pulsed laser deposition. The annealing effects of the sapphire substrate on the ZnO films were studied via X-ray diffraction (XRD), atomic-force microscopy (AFM), and photoluminescence (PL) measurements. The XRD patterns and PL spectra results showed that the optical quality of the ZnO films was significantly affected by the annealing temperature of the sapphire substrate. The optimum annealing temperature of the sapphire substrate was 1400 °C. Atomically-flat-surface and high-density atomic steps were formed after annealing treatment, which were qualified to be good nucleation sites for ZnO film growth.

Keywords: ANNEALING; PLD; SAPPHIRE; ZNO

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2011.3204

Publication date: January 1, 2011

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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