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Optical and electrical performance of, SnO2 capped ZnO nanowire Arrays

Shi, Liang and Xu, Yeming and Hark, Suikong and Liu, Yang and Wang, Sheng and Peng, Lian-mao and Wong, Kawai and Li, Quan (2007) Optical and electrical performance of, SnO2 capped ZnO nanowire Arrays. NANO LETTERS, 7 (12). pp. 3559-3563.

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Two-junction-nanowire arrays (SnO2 capped ZnO nanowire arrays on Zn substrate) are synthesized using a two-step-solution-reaction. The bare single crystalline ZnO nanowires give reasonably intense band edge luminescence but also strong green emission likely due to surface defects. The SnO2 capping treatment not only introduces caps on the tip of the ZnO nanowires but also partially passivates the nanowire surfaces, leading to improved near band edge emission and the suppression of the defect luminescence. The nanowire array configuration allows a straight forward electrical measurement on the single nanowire junction (Zn-ZnO-SnO2). The I-V results indicate that a little barrier exists in between the Zn substrate and the nanowire. The observation of more complicated electrical behaviors of the two-junction system (Zn/ZnO/SnO2) discloses the nonuniform doping of the SnO2 cap, which is consistent with the EDX compositional analysis.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanoelectronics
Physical Science > Photonics
ID Code:443
Deposited By:Farnush Anwar
Deposited On:12 Dec 2008 10:49
Last Modified:12 Dec 2008 10:49

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