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Annealing effect on the photoluminescence of Ge-doped silica films

Rolo, A. G. and Chahboun, A. and Conde, O. and Vasilevskiy, M. I. and Gomes, M. J. M. (2008) Annealing effect on the photoluminescence of Ge-doped silica films. PHYSICA E-LOW-DIMENSIONAL SYSTEMS & NANOSTRUCTURES, 40 (3). pp. 674-679.

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SiO2 thin films doped with Ge nanocrystals (NCs) were grown using the RF-sputtering technique. X-ray diffraction studies revealed a diamond structure for Ge NCs. The presence of Ge NCs in the grown films was also confirmed by Raman spectroscopy. Photoluminescence spectroscopy of the samples revealed an emission band at 2.07 eV, which is tentatively attributed to defects located at the Ge-matrix interface. This was found to be quite sensitive to variations of local matrix composition, induced by the annealing process. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:germanium; nanocrystals; photoluminescence; defects
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Analytical Science > Microscopy and probe methods
Physical Science > Photonics
ID Code:6151
Deposited By:IoN
Deposited On:12 Apr 2010 16:20
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 16:20

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