Study of Au/ZnO nanorods Schottky light-emitting diodes grown by low-temperature aqueous chemical method
2010 (English)In: Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing, ISSN 0947-8396, E-ISSN 1432-0630, Vol. 100, no 2, 467-472 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
High quality vertically aligned ZnO nanorods (NRs) were grown by low-temperature aqueous chemical technique on 4H-n-SiC substrates. Schottky light-emitting diodes (LEDs) were fabricated. The current-voltage (I-V) characteristics of Schottky diodes reveal good rectifying behavior. Optical properties of the ZnO nanorods (NRs) were probed by cathodoluminescence (CL) measurements at room temperature complemented with electroluminescence (EL). The room-temperature CL spectra of the ZnO NRs exhibit near band edge (NBE) emission as well as strong deep level emission (DLE) centered at 690 nm. At room temperature the CL spectra intensity of the DLE was enhanced with the increase of the electron beam penetration depth due to the increase of defect concentration at the interface and due to the conversion of self-absorbed UV emission. We observed a variation in the DLE along the nanorod depth. This indicates a relatively lower structural quality near the interface between ZnO NRs and n-SiC substrate. The room-temperature CL spectra of SiC show very weak emission, which confirms that most of the DLE is originating from the ZnO NRs, and SiC has a minute contribution to the emission.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Science Business Media , 2010. Vol. 100, no 2, 467-472 p.
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-58660DOI: 10.1007/s00339-010-5722-0ISI: 000280556600024OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-58660DiVA: diva2:344873