Journal of Electronic Materials

, Volume 36, Issue 10, pp 1326-1332

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Band-Gap Engineering in ZnO-MgO Films Prepared by Combustion Flame Pyrolysis of Solution Precursors

  • R. KavithaAffiliated withDepartment of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science Email author 
  • , V. JayaramAffiliated withDepartment of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science

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MgO-doped ZnO films, metastable in nature, are deposited by combustion flame pyrolysis, as this is one of the suitable methods for fabricating such nonequilibrium films. Experiments to alloy ZnO with MgO have been carried out, aiming to expand the band-gap to the ultraviolet region. Structural and optical studies show that Zn1−x Mg x O films with various x values (x = 0.2, 0.3, 0.33, and 0.4) could be obtained and the band-gap of ZnO could be tuned from 3.26 eV to 3.76 eV.

Key words

Wurtzite metastable phase segregation agglomerates band-gap