Polarization-dependent soft-x-ray absorption of a highly oriented ZnO microrod-array
2005 (English)In: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, ISSN 0953-8984, E-ISSN 1361-648X, Vol. 17, no 1, 235-240 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Polarization-dependent x-ray absorption measurements were performed on a crystalline ZnO three-dimensional array consisting of highly oriented microrods as well as on particulate thin film consisting of monodisperse spherical nanoparticles. Strong anisotropic effects have been observed for the highly oriented ZnO rods, unlike for the isotropic spherical ones. Full-potential calculations of orbital-resolved x-ray absorption of a ZnO wurtzite periodic crystal, including the Zn 3d as part of the valence states, shows a very good agreement with the experimental findings. Comprehensive fundamental knowledge of the electronic structure of ZnO is obtained by probing and demonstrating the orbital symmetry of oxygen and its contribution to the conduction band of this important II-VI semiconductor.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 17, no 1, 235-240 p.
aqueous chemical growth, room-temperature, films
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-14481DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/17/1/022ISI: 000226630600024OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-14481DiVA: diva2:332522
QC 201005252010-08-052010-08-05Bibliographically approved