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  • 1.
    Alnoor, Hatim
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Chey, Chan Oeurn
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Pozina, Galia
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Thin Film Physics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Liu, Xianjie
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Surface Physics and Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Khranovskyy, Volodymyr
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Semiconductor Materials. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Willander, Magnus
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Nour, Omer
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Effect of precursor solutions stirring on deep level defects concentration and spatial distribution in low temperature aqueous chemical synthesis of zinc oxide nanorods2015In: AIP Advances, ISSN 2158-3226, E-ISSN 2158-3226, Vol. 5, no 8, article id 087180Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Hexagonal c-axis oriented zinc oxide (ZnO) nanorods (NRs) with 120-300 nm diameters are synthesized via the low temperature aqueous chemical route at 80 degrees C on silver-coated glass substrates. The influence of varying the precursor solutions stirring durations on the concentration and spatial distributions of deep level defects in ZnO NRs is investigated. Room temperature micro-photoluminesnce (mu-PL) spectra were collected for all samples. Cathodoluminescence (CL) spectra of the as-synthesized NRs reveal a significant change in the intensity ratio of the near band edge emission (NBE) to the deep-level emission (DLE) peaks with increasing stirring durations. This is attributed to the variation in the concentration of the oxygen-deficiency with increasing stirring durations as suggested from the X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analysis. Spatially resolved CL spectra taken along individual NRs revealed that stirring the precursor solutions for relatively short duration (1-3 h), which likely induced high super saturation under thermodynamic equilibrium during the synthesis process, is observed to favor the formation of point defects moving towards the tip of the NRs. In contrary, stirring for longer duration (5-15 h) will induce low super saturation favoring the formation of point defects located at the bottom of the NRs. These findings demonstrate that it is possible to control the concentration and spatial distribution of deep level defects in ZnO NRs by varying the stirring durations of the precursor solutions.

  • 2.
    Chey, Chan Oeurn
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Synthesis of ZnO and transition metals doped ZnO nanostructures, their characterization and sensing applications2014Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Nanotechnology is a technology of the design and the applications of nanoscale materials with their fundamentally new properties and functions. Nanosensor devices based on nanomaterials provide very fast response, low-cost, long-life time, easy to use for unskilled users, and provide high-efficiency.

    1-D ZnO nanostructures materials have great potential applications in various sensing applications. ZnO is a wide band gap (3.37 eV at room temperature) semiconductor materials having large exciton binding energy (60 meV) and excellent chemical stability, electrical, optical, piezoelectric and pyroelectric properties. By doping the transition metals (TM) into ZnO matrix, the properties of ZnO nanostructures can be tuned and its room  temperature ferromagnetic behavior can be enhanced, which provide the TM-doped ZnO nanostructures as promising candidate for optoelectronic, spintronics and high performance sensors based devices. The synthesis of ZnO and TM-doped ZnO nanostructures via the low temperature hydrothermal method is considered a promising technique due to low cost, environmental friendly, simple solution process, diverse 1-D ZnO nanostructures can be achieved, and large scale production on any type of substrate, and their properties can be controlled by the growth parameters. However, to synthesize 1-D ZnO and TM-doped ZnO nanostructures with controlled shape, structure and uniform size distribution on large area substrates with desirable properties, low cost and simple processes are of high interest and it is a big challenge at present.

    The main purpose of this dissertation aims to develop new techniques to synthesize 1-D ZnO and (Fe, Mn)-doped ZnO nanostructures via the hydrothermal method, to characterize and to enhance their functional properties for developing sensing devices such as biosensors for clinical diagnoses and environmental monitoring applications, piezoresistive sensors and UV photodetector.

    The first part of the dissertation deals with the hydrothermal synthesis of ZnO nanostructures with controlled shape, structure and uniform size distribution under different conditions and their structural characterization. The possible parameters affecting the growth which can alter the morphology, uniformity and properties of the ZnO nanostructures were investigated. Well-aligned ZnO nanorods have been fabricated for high sensitive piezoresistive sensor. The development of creatinine biosensor for clinical diagnoses purpose and the development of glucose biosensor for indirect determination of mercury ions for an inexpensive and unskilled users for environmental monitoring applications with highly sensitive, selective, stable, reproducible, interference resistant, and fast response time have been fabricated based on ZnO nanorods.

    The second part of the dissertation presents a new hydrothermal synthesis of (Fe, Mn)-doped-ZnO nanostructures under different preparation conditions, their properties characterization and the fabrication of piezoresistive sensors and UV photodetectors based devices were demonstrated. The solution preparation condition and growth parameters that influences on the morphology, structures and properties of the nanostructures were investigated. The fabrication of Mn-doped-ZnO NRs/PEDOT:PSS Schottky diodes used as high performance piezoresistive sensor and UV photodetector have been studied and Fe-doped ZnO NRs/FTO Schottky diode has also been fabricated for high performance of UV photodetector. Finally, a brief outlook into future challenges and relating new opportunities are presented in the last part of the dissertation.

    List of papers
    1. Fast synthesis, morphology transformation, structural and optical properties of ZnO nanorods grown by seed-free hydrothermal method
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    2014 (English)In: Physica Status Solidi (a) applications and materials science, ISSN 1862-6300, E-ISSN 1862-6319, Vol. 211, no 11, p. 2611-2615Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    A fast and low cost seed-free hydrothermal synthesis method to synthesize zinc oxide (ZnO) nanorods with controllable morphology, size and structure has been developed. Ammonia is used to react with water to tailor the ammonium hydroxide concentration, which provides a continuous source of OH− for hydrolysis and precipitation of the final products. Hence, allowing ZnO nanorods to growth on large areas of metal (Au and Ag coated glass), p-type Si and organic flexible (PEDOT: PSS) substrates. Increasing the growth time, the morphology transforms from pencil-like to hexagonal shape rod-like morphology. Within one hour the length of the ZnO nanorods has reached almost 1 µm. The optical characteristics has shown that the grown ZnO nanorods are dominated by two emission peaks, one is in the UV range centered at 381 nm and other one with relatively high intensity appears in the visible range and centered at 630 nm. While the growth duration was increased from 2 h to 6 h, the optical band gap was observed to increase from 2.8 eV to 3.24 eV, respectively. This fast and low cost method is suitable for LEDs, UV-photodetector, sensing, photocatalytic, multifunctional devices and other optoelectronic devices, which can be fabricated on any substrates, including flexible and foldable substrates.

    Keywords
    hydrothermal method, low temperature growth, seed-free growth ZnO, ZnO nanorods
    National Category
    Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-112903 (URN)10.1002/pssa.201431311 (DOI)000344461800029 ()
    Available from: 2014-12-19 Created: 2014-12-19 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
    2. ZnO nanorods based piezoresistive sensor synthesized by rapid mixing hydrothermal method
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    (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    We have successfully synthesized well-aligned, shape controlled and uniform size distribution of ZnO nanorods by using a rapid mixing hydrothermal method. The scanning electron microscope (SEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) characterizations showed that the ZnO nanorods grow along the c-axis with hexagonal wurtzite ZnO structure. The room temperature cathodoluminescence (CL) investigation revealed that the ZnO nanorods have optical emissions in both the UV and visible ranges and the crystal quality of the ZnO nanorods can be improved by increasing the growth duration. The well-aligned and uniform ZnO nanorods were used to fabricate efficient piezoresistive sensor. The piezoresistive sensor has demonstrated a pressure sensitivity of 0.033 KPa-1 with a fast response and recovery times within 0.088 and 0.29 s, respectively. The piezoresistive sensor has potential applications in industrial, civil and transportation fields. Furthermore, the fabricated sensor can be utilized as a very useful human-friendly interactive electronic device for load sensing.

    Keywords
    Growth ZnO nanorods, rapid mixing hydrothermal method, piezoresistive sensor
    National Category
    Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-112905 (URN)
    Available from: 2014-12-19 Created: 2014-12-19 Last updated: 2015-01-13
    3. Potentiometric creatinine biosensor based on ZnO nanowires
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Potentiometric creatinine biosensor based on ZnO nanowires
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    2012 (English)In: Journal of Nanoscience Letters, ISSN 2231-4008, Vol. 2, no 4, p. 24-24Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    In the present work, we have grown well-aligned zinc oxide (ZnO) nanowires (NWs) on the surface of gold coated glass substrates by a low temperature aqueous chemical growth (ACG) approach and utilized it as a potentiometric creatinine biosensor. This was achieved by electrostatic immobilization of creatinine deiminase (CD) on the surface of the ZnO NWs followed by applying a chitosan membrane in conjunction with glutaraldehyde. This immobilization resulted in a sensitive, selective, stable, reproducible and fast creatinine biosensor. The potentiometric response of the ZnO sensor vs. Ag/AgCl reference electrode was found to be linear over a wide logarithmic concentration of creatinine electrolyte solution ranging from 1-1000 µM. The sensor illustrates good linear sensitivity slope curve of ~33.9 mV/decade along with a rapid response time of ~7 s. Furthermore, the sensor response was unaffected by normal concentrations of common interferences such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, copper ions and glucose.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    Cognizure, 2012
    Keywords
    ZnO nanowires; Potentiometric nanosensor; Electrochemical nanodevices; Creatinine deiminase; Creatinine
    National Category
    Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-112909 (URN)
    Available from: 2014-12-19 Created: 2014-12-19 Last updated: 2015-01-13Bibliographically approved
    4. Indirect Determination of Mercury Ion by Inhibition of a Glucose Biosensor Based on ZnO Nanorods
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Indirect Determination of Mercury Ion by Inhibition of a Glucose Biosensor Based on ZnO Nanorods
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    2012 (English)In: Sensors, ISSN 1424-8220, E-ISSN 1424-8220, Vol. 12, no 11, p. 15063-15077Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    A potentiometric glucose biosensor based on immobilization of glucose oxidase (GOD) on ZnO nanorods (ZnO-NRs) has been developed for the indirect determination of environmental mercury ions. The ZnO-NRs were grown on a gold coated glass substrate by using the low temperature aqueous chemical growth (ACG) approach. Glucose oxidase in conjunction with a chitosan membrane and a glutaraldehyde (GA) were immobilized on the surface of the ZnO-NRs using a simple physical adsorption method and then used as a potentiometric working electrode. The potential response of the biosensor between the working electrode and an Ag/AgCl reference electrode was measured in a 1mM phosphate buffer solution (PBS). The detection limit of the mercury ion sensor was found to be 0.5 nM. The experimental results provide two linear ranges of the inhibition from 0.5 x 10(-6) mM to 0.5 x 10(-4) mM, and from 0.5 x 10(-4) mM to 20 mM of mercury ion for fixed 1 mM of glucose concentration in the solution. The linear range of the inhibition from 10(-3) mM to 6 mM of mercury ion was also acquired for a fixed 10 mM of glucose concentration. The working electrode can be reactivated by more than 70% after inhibition by simply dipping the used electrode in a 10 mM PBS solution for 7 min. The electrodes retained their original enzyme activity by about 90% for more than three weeks. The response to mercury ions was highly sensitive, selective, stable, reproducible, and interference resistant, and exhibits a fast response time. The developed glucose biosensor has a great potential for detection of mercury with several advantages such as being inexpensive, requiring minimum hardware and being suitable for unskilled users.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    MDPI, 2012
    Keywords
    potentiometric inhibition biosensor, mercury, glucose oxidase, ZnO nanorods
    National Category
    Engineering and Technology
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-86654 (URN)10.3390/s121115063 (DOI)000311429500043 ()
    Available from: 2012-12-20 Created: 2012-12-20 Last updated: 2017-12-06
    5. Low temperature aqueous chemical growth, structural, and optical properties of Mn-doped ZnO nanowires
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Low temperature aqueous chemical growth, structural, and optical properties of Mn-doped ZnO nanowires
    2013 (English)In: Journal of Crystal Growth, ISSN 0022-0248, E-ISSN 1873-5002, Vol. 375, p. 125-130Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Mn-doped ZnO nanowires were successfully synthesized by using the low temperature aqueous chemical growth (ACG) method. Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), energy dispersive X-ray (EDX), X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-Ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy have been used to characterize the grown Zn1-xMnxO. The FESEM and the XRD measurements revealed that the grown of Mn-doped ZnO had wurtzite structure and the lattice parameters and the size of the crystal changed according to the change of concentration of the dopant. The chemical composition and charge states of the Mn ions doped in the ZnO nanowires was analyzed by the EDX and the XPS, respectively, indicated that the Mn ions is incorporated onto zinc sites in the ZnO nanowires. PL spectroscoCpy shows a strong ultraviolet (UV) emission peak at 378 nm (3.27 eV) from the Mn-doped ZnO nanowires, which is shifted 6 nm to the lower wavelength compared to ZnO nanowires grown by the same ACG method. The unique feature of our samples were the simple low temperature growth method which provides no clustering and the as-synthesized Mn-doped ZnO nanowires have shown good crystal quality. This capability to fabricate Mn-doped ZnO nanowires is of potential to develop new spintronic, photonic and sensor devices fabrication on any substrates.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    Elsevier, 2013
    Keywords
    Growth zinc oxide nanostructures, Low temperature aqueous chemical growth method, Hydrothermal method, Mn-doped ZnO nanowires
    National Category
    Engineering and Technology
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-95815 (URN)10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2013.04.015 (DOI)000320586000024 ()
    Available from: 2013-07-26 Created: 2013-07-26 Last updated: 2017-12-06
    6. Fast piezoresistive sensor and UV photodetector based on Mn-doped ZnO nanorods
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fast piezoresistive sensor and UV photodetector based on Mn-doped ZnO nanorods
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    2015 (English)In: Physica Status Solidi. Rapid Research Letters, ISSN 1862-6254, E-ISSN 1862-6270, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 87-91Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    A low cost hydrothermal synthesis method to synthesize Mn-doped ZnO nanorods (NRs) with controllable morphology and structure has been developed. Ammonia is used to tailor the ammonium hydroxide concentration, which provides a source of OH– for hydrolysis and precipitation during the growth instead of HMT. The morphological, chemical composition, structural, and electronic structure studies of the Mn-doped ZnO NRs show that the Mn-doped ZnO NRs have a hexagonal wurtzite ZnO structure along the c-axis and the Mn ions replace the Zn sites in the ZnO NRs matrix without any secondary phase of metallic manganese element and manganese oxides observed. The fabricated PEDOT:PSS/Zn0.85Mn0.15O Schottky diode based piezoresistive sensor and UV photodetector shows that the piezoresistive sensor has pressure sensitivity of 0.00617 kPa–1 for the pressure range from 1 kPa to 20 kP and 0.000180 kPa–1for the pressure range from 20 kPa to 320 kPa with relatively fast response time of 0.03 s and the UV photodetector has both relatively high responsivity and fast response time of 0.065 A/W and 2.75 s, respectively. The fabricated Schottky diode can be utilized as a very useful human-friendly interactive electronic device for mass/force sensor or UV photodetector in everyday living life. This developed device is very promising for small-size, low-cost and easy-to-customize application-specific requirements. (© 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH &Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    John Wiley & Sons, 2015
    Keywords
    ZnO nanorods, Mn doping, hydrothermal method, piezoresistive sensors, ultraviolet photodetectors, optical properties
    National Category
    Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-112912 (URN)10.1002/pssr.201409453 (DOI)000348763500015 ()
    Available from: 2014-12-19 Created: 2014-12-19 Last updated: 2019-12-04Bibliographically approved
    7. Synthesis of Fe-Doped ZnO Nanorods by Rapid Mixing Hydrothermal Method and Its Application for High Performance UV Photodetector
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Synthesis of Fe-Doped ZnO Nanorods by Rapid Mixing Hydrothermal Method and Its Application for High Performance UV Photodetector
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    2014 (English)In: Journal of Nanomaterials, ISSN 1687-4110, E-ISSN 1687-4129, Vol. 2014, no 524530, p. 1-9Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    We have successfully synthesized Fe-doped ZnO nanorods by a new and simple method in which the adopted approach is by using ammonia as a continuous source of OH for hydrolysis instead of hexamethylenetetramine (HMT). The energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectra revealed that the Fe peaks were presented in the grown Fe-doped ZnO nanorods samples and the X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) results suggested that Fe3+ is incorporated into the ZnO lattice. Structural characterization indicated that the Fe-doped ZnO nanorods grow along the c-axis with a hexagonal wurtzite structure and have single crystalline nature without any secondary phases or clusters of FeO or Fe3O4 observed in the samples. The Fe-doped ZnO nanorods showed room temperature (300 K) ferromagnetic magnetization versus field (M-H) hysteresis and the magnetization increases from 2.5 μemu to 9.1 μemu for Zn0.99Fe0.01O and Zn0.95Fe0.05O, respectively. Moreover, the fabricated Au/Fe-doped ZnO Schottky diode based UV photodetector achieved 2.33 A/W of responsivity and 5 s of time response. Compared to other Au/ZnO nanorods Schottky devices, the presented responsivity is an improvement by a factor of 3.9.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2014
    National Category
    Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-112914 (URN)10.1155/2014/524530 (DOI)000345016000001 ()
    Available from: 2014-12-19 Created: 2014-12-19 Last updated: 2017-12-05
  • 3.
    Chey, Chan Oeurn
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Alnoor, Hatim
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Abbasi, Mazhar Ali
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Nur, Omer
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Willander, Magnus
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Fast synthesis, morphology transformation, structural and optical properties of ZnO nanorods grown by seed-free hydrothermal method2014In: Physica Status Solidi (a) applications and materials science, ISSN 1862-6300, E-ISSN 1862-6319, Vol. 211, no 11, p. 2611-2615Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A fast and low cost seed-free hydrothermal synthesis method to synthesize zinc oxide (ZnO) nanorods with controllable morphology, size and structure has been developed. Ammonia is used to react with water to tailor the ammonium hydroxide concentration, which provides a continuous source of OH− for hydrolysis and precipitation of the final products. Hence, allowing ZnO nanorods to growth on large areas of metal (Au and Ag coated glass), p-type Si and organic flexible (PEDOT: PSS) substrates. Increasing the growth time, the morphology transforms from pencil-like to hexagonal shape rod-like morphology. Within one hour the length of the ZnO nanorods has reached almost 1 µm. The optical characteristics has shown that the grown ZnO nanorods are dominated by two emission peaks, one is in the UV range centered at 381 nm and other one with relatively high intensity appears in the visible range and centered at 630 nm. While the growth duration was increased from 2 h to 6 h, the optical band gap was observed to increase from 2.8 eV to 3.24 eV, respectively. This fast and low cost method is suitable for LEDs, UV-photodetector, sensing, photocatalytic, multifunctional devices and other optoelectronic devices, which can be fabricated on any substrates, including flexible and foldable substrates.

  • 4.
    Chey, Chan Oeurn
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Alnoor, Hatim
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Liu, Xianjie
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Surface Physics and Chemistry. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Abbasi, Mazhar Ali
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Nur, Omer
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Willander, Magnus
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    ZnO nanorods based piezoresistive sensor synthesized by rapid mixing hydrothermal methodManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    We have successfully synthesized well-aligned, shape controlled and uniform size distribution of ZnO nanorods by using a rapid mixing hydrothermal method. The scanning electron microscope (SEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) characterizations showed that the ZnO nanorods grow along the c-axis with hexagonal wurtzite ZnO structure. The room temperature cathodoluminescence (CL) investigation revealed that the ZnO nanorods have optical emissions in both the UV and visible ranges and the crystal quality of the ZnO nanorods can be improved by increasing the growth duration. The well-aligned and uniform ZnO nanorods were used to fabricate efficient piezoresistive sensor. The piezoresistive sensor has demonstrated a pressure sensitivity of 0.033 KPa-1 with a fast response and recovery times within 0.088 and 0.29 s, respectively. The piezoresistive sensor has potential applications in industrial, civil and transportation fields. Furthermore, the fabricated sensor can be utilized as a very useful human-friendly interactive electronic device for load sensing.

  • 5.
    Chey, Chan Oeurn
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Ibupoto, Zafar Hussain
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Khun, Kimleang
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Nur, Omer
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Willander, Magnus
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Indirect Determination of Mercury Ion by Inhibition of a Glucose Biosensor Based on ZnO Nanorods2012In: Sensors, ISSN 1424-8220, E-ISSN 1424-8220, Vol. 12, no 11, p. 15063-15077Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A potentiometric glucose biosensor based on immobilization of glucose oxidase (GOD) on ZnO nanorods (ZnO-NRs) has been developed for the indirect determination of environmental mercury ions. The ZnO-NRs were grown on a gold coated glass substrate by using the low temperature aqueous chemical growth (ACG) approach. Glucose oxidase in conjunction with a chitosan membrane and a glutaraldehyde (GA) were immobilized on the surface of the ZnO-NRs using a simple physical adsorption method and then used as a potentiometric working electrode. The potential response of the biosensor between the working electrode and an Ag/AgCl reference electrode was measured in a 1mM phosphate buffer solution (PBS). The detection limit of the mercury ion sensor was found to be 0.5 nM. The experimental results provide two linear ranges of the inhibition from 0.5 x 10(-6) mM to 0.5 x 10(-4) mM, and from 0.5 x 10(-4) mM to 20 mM of mercury ion for fixed 1 mM of glucose concentration in the solution. The linear range of the inhibition from 10(-3) mM to 6 mM of mercury ion was also acquired for a fixed 10 mM of glucose concentration. The working electrode can be reactivated by more than 70% after inhibition by simply dipping the used electrode in a 10 mM PBS solution for 7 min. The electrodes retained their original enzyme activity by about 90% for more than three weeks. The response to mercury ions was highly sensitive, selective, stable, reproducible, and interference resistant, and exhibits a fast response time. The developed glucose biosensor has a great potential for detection of mercury with several advantages such as being inexpensive, requiring minimum hardware and being suitable for unskilled users.

  • 6.
    Chey, Chan Oeurn
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Liu, Xianjie
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Surface Physics and Chemistry. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Alnoor, Hatim
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Nur, Omer
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Willander, Magnus
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Fast piezoresistive sensor and UV photodetector based on Mn-doped ZnO nanorods2015In: Physica Status Solidi. Rapid Research Letters, ISSN 1862-6254, E-ISSN 1862-6270, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 87-91Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A low cost hydrothermal synthesis method to synthesize Mn-doped ZnO nanorods (NRs) with controllable morphology and structure has been developed. Ammonia is used to tailor the ammonium hydroxide concentration, which provides a source of OH– for hydrolysis and precipitation during the growth instead of HMT. The morphological, chemical composition, structural, and electronic structure studies of the Mn-doped ZnO NRs show that the Mn-doped ZnO NRs have a hexagonal wurtzite ZnO structure along the c-axis and the Mn ions replace the Zn sites in the ZnO NRs matrix without any secondary phase of metallic manganese element and manganese oxides observed. The fabricated PEDOT:PSS/Zn0.85Mn0.15O Schottky diode based piezoresistive sensor and UV photodetector shows that the piezoresistive sensor has pressure sensitivity of 0.00617 kPa–1 for the pressure range from 1 kPa to 20 kP and 0.000180 kPa–1for the pressure range from 20 kPa to 320 kPa with relatively fast response time of 0.03 s and the UV photodetector has both relatively high responsivity and fast response time of 0.065 A/W and 2.75 s, respectively. The fabricated Schottky diode can be utilized as a very useful human-friendly interactive electronic device for mass/force sensor or UV photodetector in everyday living life. This developed device is very promising for small-size, low-cost and easy-to-customize application-specific requirements. (© 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH &Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  • 7.
    Chey, Chan Oeurn
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Masood, Ansar
    Department of Materials Science, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Riazanova, A.
    Department of Materials Science, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Liu, Xianjie
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Surface Physics and Chemistry. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Rao, K. V.
    Department of Materials Science, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Nur, Omer
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Willander, Magnus
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Synthesis of Fe-Doped ZnO Nanorods by Rapid Mixing Hydrothermal Method and Its Application for High Performance UV Photodetector2014In: Journal of Nanomaterials, ISSN 1687-4110, E-ISSN 1687-4129, Vol. 2014, no 524530, p. 1-9Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We have successfully synthesized Fe-doped ZnO nanorods by a new and simple method in which the adopted approach is by using ammonia as a continuous source of OH for hydrolysis instead of hexamethylenetetramine (HMT). The energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectra revealed that the Fe peaks were presented in the grown Fe-doped ZnO nanorods samples and the X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) results suggested that Fe3+ is incorporated into the ZnO lattice. Structural characterization indicated that the Fe-doped ZnO nanorods grow along the c-axis with a hexagonal wurtzite structure and have single crystalline nature without any secondary phases or clusters of FeO or Fe3O4 observed in the samples. The Fe-doped ZnO nanorods showed room temperature (300 K) ferromagnetic magnetization versus field (M-H) hysteresis and the magnetization increases from 2.5 μemu to 9.1 μemu for Zn0.99Fe0.01O and Zn0.95Fe0.05O, respectively. Moreover, the fabricated Au/Fe-doped ZnO Schottky diode based UV photodetector achieved 2.33 A/W of responsivity and 5 s of time response. Compared to other Au/ZnO nanorods Schottky devices, the presented responsivity is an improvement by a factor of 3.9.

  • 8.
    Chey, Chan Oeurn
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Usman Ali, Syed M.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Ibupoto, Zafar H.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Khun, Kimleang
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Nur, Omer
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Willander, Magnus
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Potentiometric creatinine biosensor based on ZnO nanowires2012In: Journal of Nanoscience Letters, ISSN 2231-4008, Vol. 2, no 4, p. 24-24Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the present work, we have grown well-aligned zinc oxide (ZnO) nanowires (NWs) on the surface of gold coated glass substrates by a low temperature aqueous chemical growth (ACG) approach and utilized it as a potentiometric creatinine biosensor. This was achieved by electrostatic immobilization of creatinine deiminase (CD) on the surface of the ZnO NWs followed by applying a chitosan membrane in conjunction with glutaraldehyde. This immobilization resulted in a sensitive, selective, stable, reproducible and fast creatinine biosensor. The potentiometric response of the ZnO sensor vs. Ag/AgCl reference electrode was found to be linear over a wide logarithmic concentration of creatinine electrolyte solution ranging from 1-1000 µM. The sensor illustrates good linear sensitivity slope curve of ~33.9 mV/decade along with a rapid response time of ~7 s. Furthermore, the sensor response was unaffected by normal concentrations of common interferences such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, copper ions and glucose.

  • 9.
    Echresh, Ahmad
    et al.
    Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran.
    Chey, Chan Oeurn
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Zargar Shoushtari, Morteza
    Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran.
    Khranovskyy, Volodymyr
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Semiconductor Materials. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Nour, Omer
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Willander, Magnus
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    UV photo-detector based on p-NiO thin film/n-ZnO nanorods heterojunction prepared by a simple process2015In: Journal of Alloys and Compounds, ISSN 0925-8388, E-ISSN 1873-4669, Vol. 632, p. 165-171Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A UV photo-detector based on p-NiO thin film/n-ZnO nanorods heterojunction was fabricated using a simple two-step fabrication process. The aqueous chemical hydrothermal and thermal evaporation methods were combined to grow the ZnO nanorods and the NiO thin film, respectively. Structural investigation indicated that well aligned ZnO nanorods with hexagonal face having a preferential orientation along the c-axis (002) have been achieved and that the NiO thin film is covering all the ZnO nanorods. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) was used to investigate the band alignment of the heterojunction and the valence and the conduction band offsets were determined to be 1.50 eV and 1.83 eV, respectively. The current-voltage characteristics of the p-NiO thin film/ZnO nanorods heterojunction showed a clear rectifying behavior under both dark and UV illumination conditions. The response of the heterojunction diode was excellent regarding the photocurrent generation. Although other similar heterojunction diodes demonstrated lower threshold voltage, the rectification ratio and the sensitivity of the fabricated diode were superior in comparison to other similar heterojunctions reported recently, implying the vitality of the presented two-step process. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  • 10.
    Echresh, Ahmad
    et al.
    Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran.
    Chey, Chan Oeurn
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Zargar Shoushtari, Morteza
    Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran.
    Nur, Omer
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Willander, Magnus
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Light emitting diode based on n-Zn0.94M0.06O nanorods/p-GaN (M= Cd and Ni) heterojunction under forward and reverse bias2015In: Journal of Luminescence, ISSN 0022-2313, E-ISSN 1872-7883, Vol. 160, p. 305-310Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this study, we report on the improvement in the optoelectronic properties of n-ZnO nanorods/p-GaN heterojunction. This was achieved by doping the ZnO with cadmium (Cd) and nickel (Ni). The ZnO and Zn0.94M0.06O nanorods grown hydrothermally on the p-GaN substrate were used to fabricate the light emitting diodes (LEDs). Structural measurement revealed that nanorods with wurtzite structure having a preferential orientation along the (002) c-axis. The UV-vis spectra show that the optical band gap of Zn0.94M0.06O nanorods is decreased in comparison to ZnO nanorods. Electrical measurements of the fabricated LEDs show an obvious rectifying behaviour with low threshold voltage. Electroluminescence (EL) characteristics of LEDs operated at forward and reverse bias were investigated. The EL spectra under forward bias show that doping ZnO nanorods with Cd and Ni led to an intensity enhancement of the broad peak in the visible region while the blue peak originating from the p-GaN substrate remains almost unaffected. The effect of doping was to reduce the valence band offsets and consequently more hole injection has occurred leading to the observed enhancement of the broad band in the visible region. Under reverse bias all heterojunction LEDs show the blue light emission peak originating from the p-GaN substrate.

  • 11.
    Echresh, Ahmad
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran.
    Oeurn Chey, Chan
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Zargar Shoushtari, Morteza
    Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran.
    Nur, Omer
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Willander, Magnus
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Tuning the emission of ZnO nanorods based light emitting diodes using Ag doping2014In: Journal of Applied Physics, ISSN 0021-8979, E-ISSN 1089-7550, Vol. 116, no 19, p. 2-9Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We have fabricated, characterized, and compared ZnO nanorods/p-GaN and n-Zn0.94Ag0.06O nanorods/p-GaN light emitting diodes (LEDs). Current-voltage measurement showed an obvious rectifying behaviour of both LEDs. A reduction of the optical band gap of the Zn0.94Ag0.06O nanorods compared to pure ZnO nanorods was observed. This reduction leads to decrease the valence band offset at n-Zn0.94Ag0.06O nanorods/p-GaN interface compared to n-ZnO nanorods/p-GaN heterojunction. Consequently, this reduction leads to increase the hole injection from the GaN to the ZnO. From electroluminescence measurement, white light was observed for the n-Zn0.94Ag0.06O nanorods/p-GaN heterojunction LEDs under forward bias, while for the reverse bias, blue light was observed. While for the n-ZnO nanorods/p-GaN blue light dominated the emission in both forward and reverse biases. Further, the LEDs exhibited a high sensitivity in responding to UV illumination. The results presented here indicate that doping ZnO nanorods might pave the way to tune the light emission from n-ZnO/p-GaN LEDs.

  • 12.
    Khun, Kimleang
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Hussain Ibupoto, Zafar
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Chey, Chan Oeurn
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Lu, Jun
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Thin Film Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Nur, Omer
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Willander, Magnus
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Comparative study of ZnO nanorods and thin films for chemical and biosensing applications and the development of ZnO nanorods based potentiometric strontium ion sensor2013In: Applied Surface Science, ISSN 0169-4332, E-ISSN 1873-5584, Vol. 268, p. 37-43Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this study, the comparative study of ZnO nanorods and ZnO thin films were performed regarding the chemical and biosensing properties and also ZnO nanorods based strontium ion sensor is proposed. ZnO nanorods were grown on gold coated glass substrates by the hydrothermal growth method and the ZnO thin films were deposited by electro deposition technique. ZnO nanorods and thin films were characterised by field emission electron microscopy [FESEM] and X-ray diffraction [XRD] techniques and this study has shown that the grown nanostructures are highly dense, uniform and exhibited good crystal quality. Moreover, transmission electron microscopy [TEM] was used to investigate the quality of ZnO thin film and we observed that ZnO thin film was comprised of nano clusters. ZnO nanorods and thin films were functionalised with selective strontium ionophore salicylaldehyde thiosemicarbazone [ST] membrane, galactose oxidase, and lactate oxidase for the detection of strontium ion, galactose and l-lactic acid, respectively. The electrochemical response of both ZnO nanorods and thin films sensor devices was measured by using the potentiometric method. The strontium ion sensor has exhibited good characteristics with a sensitivity of 28.65 +/- 0.52 mV/decade, for a wide range of concentrations from 1.00 x 10(-6) to 5.00 x 10(-2) M, selectivity, reproducibility, stability and fast response time of 10.00 s. The proposed strontium ion sensor was used as indicator electrode in the potentiometric titration of strontium ion versus ethylenediamine tetra acetic acid [EDTA]. This comparative study has shown that ZnO nanorods possessed better performance with high sensitivity and low limit of detection due to high surface area to volume ratio as compared to the flat surface of ZnO thin films.

  • 13.
    Khun, Kimleang
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Ibupoto, Zafar Hussain
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Usman Ali, Syed
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Ouern Chey, Chan
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Nur, Omer
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Willander, Magnus
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Iron Ion Sensor Based on Functionalized ZnO Nanorods2012In: Electroanalysis, ISSN 1040-0397, E-ISSN 1521-4109, Vol. 24, no 3, p. 521-528Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this work, we are presenting an iron ion (Fe3+) potentiometric sensor based on functionalized ZnO nanorods with selective ionophore (18 crown 6). Zinc oxide nanorods with a diameter of about 100 to 150 nm and 1 mu m in length were grown on gold coated glass. The selective Fe3+ ionophore sensor with highly aligned ZnO nanorods showed high sensitivity, acceptable selectivity, reproducibility and a stable signal response for detecting Fe3+. The potentiometric response of the Fe3+ sensor with functionalized ZnO nanorods versus a Ag/AgCl reference electrode was observed to be linear over a logarithmic concentration range from 10-5 M to 10-2 M. The detection limit of the proposed sensor was about 5 mu M, which is lower than the normal blood concentration of Fe3+ which is about 10 mu M and can be up to 30 +/- M. The sensitivity of the proposed Fe3+ sensor was found to be 70.2 +/- 2.81 mV/decade with a regression coefficient R2=0.99 and a response time less than 5 s. The functionalized ZnO nanorods sensor with selective iron ionophore has a life time greater than one month and has shown insignificant interference with other ions usually present in the human blood serum. The proposed sensor was used as an indicator electrode for potentiometric titration.

  • 14.
    Nour, Eiman
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Chey, Chan
    Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
    Willander, Magnus
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Nur, Omer
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Low frequency accelerator sensor based on piezoelectric ZnO nanorods grown by low temperature scalable process2016In: Physica Status Solidi (a) applications and materials science, ISSN 1862-6300, E-ISSN 1862-6319, Vol. 213, no 9, p. 2503-2508Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Piezoelectric vertically aligned zinc oxide (ZnO) nanorods (NRs) were grown by low temperature aqueous chemical approach and successfully used as a low frequency self-powered accelerator detector system. The nanogenerator (NG) device was tested under the influence of low frequency vibrations, different load masses, and finger prints pressure. The experimental results show relatively high sensitivity to frequencies as low as 5 Hz. This energy conversion device has produced a maximum output voltage of about 0.3 and 1.4 V under a frequency of 41 Hz and a mass of 1000 g, respectively. The fabricated NG can be used as an accelerator sensor with a good performance in the range from about 0.67 to 5.5 m s−2 with a sensitivity of 0.045 V s2 m−1. Furthermore, it has been demonstrated that the NG is able to harvest energy under finger-print scanning. The result from the finger-print pressure was consistent with the masses testing results. This energy-harvesting technology also provides a simple and cost-effective platform to capture low-frequency mechanical energy, i.e., body movements, and other applications like developing a sensitive finger print camera, etc.

  • 15.
    Satti Osman, Eiman
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Chey, Chan Oeurn
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Willander, Magnus
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Nur, Omer
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    A flexible anisotropic self-powered piezoelectric direction sensor based on double sided ZnO nanowires configuration2015In: Nanotechnology, ISSN 0957-4484, E-ISSN 1361-6528, Vol. 26, no 9, article id 095502Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We have successfully synthesized highly dense and well aligned zinc oxide nanowires (NWs) on the two sides of a PEDOT: PSS substrate by a single step low temperature hydrothermal method. The grown sample was used to fabricate a double sided piezoelectric nanogenerator (NG). The maximum harvested output power density from the fabricated double sided NG configuration was about 4.44 mW cm(-2). The results obtained from the present double sided NG were approximately double the output from a single side. In addition to that, the voltage polarity of the harvested voltage from the two sides of the NG has been investigated. The results showed that upon bending, an anisotropic voltage polarity is generated on the two sides. Indicating that, this double sided NG can be used as a self-powered voltage polarity based direction sensor. The results of the present flexible double sided NG is very promising for harvesting energy from irregular mechanical energy sources in the surrounding environment. In addition, the fabricated configuration showed stability for sensing and can be used in surveillance and security applications.

  • 16.
    Strelchuk, V.
    et al.
    National Academic Science Ukraine, Ukraine.
    Kolomys, O.
    National Academic Science Ukraine, Ukraine.
    Rarata, S.
    National Academic Science Ukraine, Ukraine; Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Ukraine.
    Lytvyn, P.
    National Academic Science Ukraine, Ukraine.
    Khyzhun, O.
    NASU, Ukraine.
    Chey, Chan Oeurn
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Nur, Omer
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Willander, Magnus
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Raman Submicron Spatial Mapping of Individual Mn-doped ZnO Nanorods2017In: Nanoscale Research Letters, ISSN 1931-7573, E-ISSN 1556-276X, Vol. 12, article id 351Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    ZnO nanorods (NRs) arrays doped with a large concentration of Mn synthesized by aqueous chemical growth and were characterized by SEM, photoluminescence, Raman scattering, magnetic force microscopy (MFM). By comparison of spectra taken on pure and Mn-doped ZnO NRs, a few new Raman impurity-related phonon modes, resulting from the presence of Mn in the investigated samples. We also present a vibrational and magnetic characterization of individual lying nanorods using Raman and MFM imaging. Confocal scanning micro-Raman mapping of the spatial distribution of intensity and frequency of phonon modes in single Mn-doped ZnO NRs nanorods is presented and analyzed for the first time. Mn-related local vibrational modes are also registered in Raman spectra of the single nanorod, confirming the incorporation of Mn into the ZnO host matrix. At higher Mn concentration the structural transformation toward the spinel phase ZnMn2O4 and Mn3O4 is observed mainly in 2D bottom layers. MFM images of Mn-doped ZnO NR arrays and single nanorod were studied in nanoscale at room temperature and demonstrate magnetic behavior. The circular domain magnetic pattern on top of single nanorod originated to superposition of some separate domains inside rod. This demonstrates that long-range ferromagnetic order is present at room temperature. Aligned Mn-doped ZnO NRs demonstrates that long-range ferromagnetic order and may be applied to future spintronic applications.

  • 17.
    Strelchuk, V. V.
    et al.
    National Academic Science Ukraine, Ukraine.
    Nikolenko, A. S.
    National Academic Science Ukraine, Ukraine.
    Kolomys, O. F.
    National Academic Science Ukraine, Ukraine.
    Rarata, S. V.
    National Academic Science Ukraine, Ukraine.
    Avramenko, K. A.
    National Academic Science Ukraine, Ukraine.
    Lytvyn, P. M.
    National Academic Science Ukraine, Ukraine.
    Tronc, P.
    Ecole Super Phys and Chim Ind Ville Paris, France.
    Chey, Chan Oeurn
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Nour, Omer
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Willander, Magnus
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Optical and structural properties of Mn-doped ZnO nanorods grown by aqueous chemical growth for spintronic applications2016In: Thin Solid Films, ISSN 0040-6090, E-ISSN 1879-2731, Vol. 601, p. 22-27Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The effect of Mn-doping on the structural, morphological, optical and magnetic properties of the ZnO:Mn nanorods (NRs) synthesized by aqueous chemical process is reported. Grown ZnO:Mn NRs are shown to have hexagonal end facets and the diameters increasing with nominal Mn content. Optical absorption measurements show a decrease in optical band gap with increase of Mn concentration. Raman spectroscopy revealed significant modification of the lattice vibrational properties of the ZnO matrix upon Mn doping. The additional Mn-related vibrational mode, intensity of which increases with amount of Mn can be regarded as an evidence of Mn incorporation into the host lattice of the ZnO. At high Mn concentrations, coexistence of hexagonal Zn1-xMnxO phase along with the secondary phases of ZnMn2O4 cubic spinel is revealed. Magnetic properties of ZnO: Mn NRs are studied by combinatorial atomic force microscopy and magnetic force microscopy imaging, and obtained clear magnetic contrast at room temperature provides a strong evidence of ferromagnetic behavior. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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