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Intense Red Catho- and Photoluminescence from 200nm Thick Samarium Doped Amorphous AlN Thin Films

Maqbool, Muhammad and Ali, Tariq (2009) Intense Red Catho- and Photoluminescence from 200nm Thick Samarium Doped Amorphous AlN Thin Films. Nanoscale Research Letters, 4 (7). pp. 748-752.

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Abstract

Samarium (Sm) doped aluminum nitride (AlN) thin films are deposited on silicon (100) substrates at 77 K by rf magnetron sputtering method. Thick films of 200 nm are grown at 100–200 watts RF power and 5–8 m Torr nitrogen, using a metal target of Al with Sm. X-ray diffraction results show that films are amorphous. Cathodoluminescence (CL) studies are performed and four peaks are observed in Sm at 564, 600, 648, and 707 nm as a result of 4G5/2 → 6H5/2, 4G5/2 → 6H7/2, 4G5/2 → 6H9/2, and 4G5/2 → 6H11/2 transitions. Photoluminescence (PL) provides dominant peaks at 600 and 707 nm while CL gives the intense peaks at 600 nm and 648 nm, respectively. Films are thermally activated at 1,200 K for half an hour in a nitrogen atmosphere. Thermal activation enhances the intensity of luminescence.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:5538
Deposited By:IoN
Deposited On:30 Jun 2009 11:32
Last Modified:30 Jun 2009 11:32

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