The impact of ion irradiation on morphology, structure and optical properties of ZnO nanowires
2008 (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
Chemically grown ZnO nanowires were irradiated with ions and subsequently investigated by continues wave (cw) photoluminescence (PL) and time resolved PL (TRPL) both at room (300 K) and low (10 K) temperatures, and was compared with the as-grown samples. The ion bombardment was done by using 30 keV argon, and 40 MeV iodine ions using ion fluencies of 3 ×1016 ions/cm2, and 1.3 ×1013 ions/cm2, respectively. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images and X-ray diffraction (XRD) spectra showed that the morphology and structure of the ion irradiated ZnO nanowires were less damaged. Using the PL and XRD spectra the induced compressive strains in the irradiated samples was calculated. Also there was a decrease and increase in the XRD intensity which had emphasized that some texture modification occurred in the irradiated samples. No severe decomposition of the irradiated samples was observed. The PL measurements showed that the intensity of the near band emission (free exciton) of the irradiated ZnO nanowires was decreased for all irradiating ions, whereas the deep emission band was enhanced for iodine ions and suppressed for argon ions irradiated samples. A blue peak shift (~ 2 meV) of the excitonic emission of the irradiated samples was observed. The TRPL spectra for the as-grown and the irradiated ZnO nanowires were fitted with single and two components time decay constant, respectively.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 104, no 10, 104306- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-65402OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-65402DiVA: diva2:395454