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Incorporation of Sb in ZnO nanostructures through hydrothermal process.
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PMID:  19205239     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Incorporation of dopants in optoelectronic semiconductor nanostructures has been a matter of great interest in recent times. While such doping has been performed almost routinely using physical methods, use of low-cost chemical techniques for that purpose is still rare. We incorporated antimony in zinc oxide (ZnO) nanostructures through a low temperature hydrothermal method. In as-grown nanostructures, antimony remains partially in Sb2O3 phase. On thermal annealing at 500 degrees C, it dissociates and antimony incorporates into ZnO mainly by substituting zinc from the crystal lattice. Incorporation of Sb drastically modifies the morphology of the ZnO nanostructures. While incorporation of Sb in low concentration promotes the formation of uniform prismatic ZnO nanorods probably due to catalytic effect, high concentration of Sb causes the formation of rounded shaped nanoparticles due to high interfacial compressive stress. Incorporated Sb in the ZnO nanostructures remains inhomogeneously distributed. The optical band gap of the ZnO nanostructures increases a bit for lightly doped samples but it decreases for heavy doping.
A Escobedo Morales; U Pal; M Herrera Zaldivar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1533-4880     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nanosci Nanotechnol     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-11     Completed Date:  2009-03-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101088195     Medline TA:  J Nanosci Nanotechnol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  6551-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Instituto de Física, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Apdo. Postal J-48, C.P. 72570, Puebla, Pue., Mexico.
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