1D Morphology Stabilization and Enhanced Magnetic Properties of Co: ZnO Nanostructures on Codoping with Li: A Template-Free Synthesis
2009 (English)In: Crystal Growth & Design, ISSN 1528-7483, E-ISSN 1528-7505, Vol. 9, no 10, 4450-4455 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
ID natiostructures of Zn1-xCoxO (x = 0, 0.03 and 0.05) and Co and Li codoped ZnO (Zn0.85Li0.10Co0.05O) were prepared by a soft chemical method. We report a very interesting observation of morphological control and transformation of ZnO nanorods to spherical particles induced by Co substitution. It is also remarkable to note that the morphology completely reverts back to rod shape by Li incorporation. In addition to this unusual observation, the Li incorporation enhances the room-temperature ferromagnetic (RTFM) properties. These experimental observations are well-supported by theory work as well. These results are significant, as the I D RTFM will have implications in spintronic devices.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 9, no 10, 4450-4455 p.
pulsed-laser deposition, zinc-oxide nanowires, zno thin-films, doped, zno, temperature ferromagnetism, catalytic growth, co, spectroscopy, photoluminescence, semiconductors
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-18835DOI: 10.1021/cg900481mISI: 000270461400038ScopusID: 2-s2.0-70350218591OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-18835DiVA: diva2:336882
QC 201005252010-08-052010-08-052011-02-09Bibliographically approved