Skip to main content

Optical and Electrical Properties of Ga-Doped ZnO Nanorod Arrays Fabricated by Thermal Evaporation

Buy Article:

$113.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

Well-aligned Ga-doped ZnO nanorod arrays with high optical and electrical property were fabricated by catalyst-free thermal evaporation on p-silicon substrate. As the Ga/Zn atom ratio in the source material was tuned from 0 to 0.2, wurtzite structure ZnO nanorod arrays were realized with length of ∼6 μm and growth direction along c-axis. With the addition of Ga, the intensity of the nearband-edge emission was enhanced and the deep-level emissions maintained neglectable. As the Ga/Zn atom ratio increased from 0 to 0.1, the red shift of the near-band-edge emission occurred due to Ga-doping induced band gap renormalization effect related with the enhancement of the carrier density, while the blue shifts of the emission were found once the Ga/Zn ratio is higher than 0.1 resulting from Burstein-Moss effect. The configuration of the vertical-aligned Ga-doped ZnO nanorod arrays on p-Si substrate makes it straightforward for the fabrication of pn nanodiode, which shows an excellent rectifying characteristic with threshold voltage as low as ∼4.7 V with the Ga/Zn atomic ratio of 0.2.

Keywords: GA-DOPED ZNO; I-V; NANOROD ARRAYS; PHOTOLUMINESCENCE; THERMAL EVAPORATION

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2011.3989

Publication date: 2011-12-01

More about this publication?
  • 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.
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more