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In situ antimony doping of solution-grown ZnO nanorods

By Joe Briscoe, D. E. Gallardo and Steve Dunn


ZnO nanorods are doped with Sb during the aqueous chemical synthesis by addition of Sb acetate dissolved in ethylene glycol. The reliable production of p-type ZnO has been a challenge for some time. This is because the as-grown ZnO is nominally n-type due to intrinsic defects, 1 so holes introduced by acceptor dopants are generally compensated by the high intrinsic free electron density. Despite these difficulties, there have been increasing examples in recent years of p-type ZnO thin films and nanostructures. There is significant interest in producing p-type ZnO nanostructures due to many potential device applications. For example, transistors or diodes based on ZnO nano-homojunctions could be used for transparent electronics, UV optoelectronics and photoni

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Year: 2009
DOI identifier: 10.1039/b820797f
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Provided by: Cranfield CERES

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