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Enhancement of photoluminescence from ZnO film by single wall carbon nanotubes.
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PMID:  22121675     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Optical emissions from ZnO films were enhanced by a formation of hybrid structures with single wall carbon-nanotubes (SWCNTs). The SWCNTs were characterized by the presence of the associated fibers and islands together with many carbon nanotube structures and their average height was about < or = 40 nm from atomic force microscope and scanning electron microscope measurements. The intensities of photoluminescence on ZnO films with SWCNTs were increased up to about 30 and 60% in the region of 3.3 eV (near band edge) and 2.3 eV (deep-level) bands, respectively. It was considered that the enhancement of optical emissions from ZnO might be resulted from the effects of an excitation light scattering by SWCNTs and a surface plasmon resonance between bandgap of ZnO and SWCNTs. The surface plasmon resonance mode in the ultra-violet regions is smaller than the deep-level region relatively. This result showed that the commercial ZnO/carbon nanotubes have a feasibility of application to optoelectronic device.
Authors:
Jooyoung Suh; Hooyoung Song; Eun Kyu Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1533-4880     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nanosci Nanotechnol     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101088195     Medline TA:  J Nanosci Nanotechnol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  6148-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Quantum-Function Research Laboratory and Department of Physics, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791, Korea.
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