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Morphology and Photoluminescence of HfO2 Obtained by Microwave-Hydrothermal

Eliziário, S. A. and Cavalcante, L. S. and Sczancoski, J. C. and Pizani, P. S. and Varela, J. A. and Espinosa, J. W. M. and Longo, E. (2009) Morphology and Photoluminescence of HfO2 Obtained by Microwave-Hydrothermal. Nanoscale Research Letters, 4 (11). pp. 1371-1379.

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In this letter, we report on the obtention of hafnium oxide (HfO2) nanostructures by the microwave-hydrothermal method. These nanostructures were analyzed by X-ray diffraction (XRD), field-emission gum scanning electron microscopy (FEG-SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDXS), ultraviolet–visible (UV–vis) spectroscopy, and photoluminescence (PL) measurements. XRD patterns confirmed that this material crystallizes in a monoclinic structure. FEG-SEM and TEM micrographs indicated that the rice-like morphologies were formed due to an increase in the effective collisions between the nanoparticles during the MH processing. The EDXS spectrum was used to verify the chemical compositional of this oxide. UV–vis spectrum revealed that this material have an indirect optical band gap. When excited with 488 nm wavelength at room temperature, the HfO2 nanostructures exhibited only one broad PL band with a maximum at around 548 nm (green emission).

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:HfO2 - Nanoparticles - Morphology - Optical band gap - Photoluminescence
Subjects:Analytical Science > Microscopy and probe methods
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Physical Science > Photonics
ID Code:7928
Deposited By:IoN
Deposited On:13 Jan 2010 11:29
Last Modified:13 Jan 2010 11:29

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