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Formation of InN nanoparticle and nanorod structures by nitrogen plasma annealing method

Varandani, Deepak and Mann, Ajay Kumar and Mehta, Bodh Raj and Malhotra, Lalit Kumar and Mangamma, G. and Tyagi, A. K. (2008) Formation of InN nanoparticle and nanorod structures by nitrogen plasma annealing method. Bulletin of Materials Science, 31 (3). 233-240.

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Abstract

In the present study, a novel method involving nitrogen plasma annealing has been reported for preparing InN nanoparticle/nanorod structures and for improving the properties of InN nanoparticle layers. Plasma annealed structures have been characterized by X-ray diffraction, atomic force microscopy and photoluminescence spectroscopy techniques. InN nanoparticle layers have been prepared using activated reactive evaporation set up. It has been observed that there is a remarkable improvement in the conductivity and crystallinity of InN nanoparticle layers on annealing in nitrogen plasma. This has been attributed to the increase in the nitrogen content of the samples. Experiments involving plasma annealing of In nanorods deposited oxide template has also been carried out. It was found that on plasma treatment In nanorods get converted to mixed phase InN nanorods with hexagonal and cubic fractions.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Physical Science > Nano objects
Material Science > Nanochemistry
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:5046
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:27 May 2009 11:01
Last Modified:27 May 2009 11:01

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