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TitleSolution processed Al-doped ZnO nanostructures
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsKemmitt, T., and Linklater R.
Conference NameICONN 2010 - Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Date Published2010
KeywordsAl incorporation, Al-doped zinc oxide, Al-doped ZnO, Al-ions, aluminum, Calcination, Crystal alignment, Dopant levels, Doping (additives), Heating, Nanorod arrays, Nanorods, Nanoscience, NMR studies, Oxide films, Powder samples, Precursor solutions, Solution-processed, Synthesis (chemical), TCO, Thin films, Wet chemical synthesis, X ray diffraction, X-ray diffraction studies, Zinc, Zinc oxide
AbstractWe report the wet-chemical synthesis of Al-doped ZnO thin films, powders, and nanorod arrays. Solid state 27Al NMR studies on powder samples confirm the incorporation of the Al ions in the tetrahedral Zn sites in the structure. The degree of Al incorporation is dependent on the amine type used in the precursor solution and the heating profile prior to calcination. The degree of crystal alignment in thin films, determined by X-ray diffraction studies, is also influenced by the dopant level and the heating profile. © 2010 IEEE.

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