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Growth, optical characterization and modeling of ZnO nanorods on Si, SiC and macroporous si structure
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering.
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2009 (English)In: Technical Proceedings of the 2009 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2009, CRC Press, 2009, 206-209 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Zinc Oxide (ZnO) and Silicon Carbide (SiC) are prominent materials with large applicability such as optoelectronic nanodevices and for instance ultraviolet detectors. There is lack of important information about optical transitions beyond the indirect band gap energy (BGE) of 4H-SÍC and even more for ZnO direct BGE grown on the former material. Using vapor-liquid-solid and the aqueous chemical growth methods we have grown ZnO nanorods on different substrates, such as quartz, n- and p-type porous silicon, and n-type 4H-SÍC. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was employed to compare sample morphologies. The absorption was calculated employing a projector augmented wave (PAW) method. The measured absorption of ZnO nanorods, on different substrates, is lower than that observed for ZnO films on quartz substrate, in the low energy spectral range. It is observed a strong effect of 4H-SÍC substrates on ZnO nanorod properties. Experiment and theory show a good agreement when the shape of the optical absorption is considered for both materials.

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CRC Press, 2009. 206-209 p.
Keyword [en]
Macroporous, Nanorods, SiC
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Nano Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-152440ISI: 000273331000052ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77958044191ISBN: 978-143981783-4ISBN: 978-143981784-1OAI: diva2:750163
Nanotechnology 2009: Biofuels, Renewable Energy, Coatings, Fluidics and Compact Modeling - 2009 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2009, 3 May 2009 through 7 May 2009, Houston, TX, United States

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