Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics

, Volume 27, Issue 12, pp 13006–13011 | Cite as

Structural, optical and magnetic properties of Gadolinium-doped ZnO nanoparticles

  • Nupur Aggarwal
  • Kamaldeep Kaur
  • Ajay Vasishth
  • N. K. Verma
Article

Abstract

Zn1−xGdxO (x = 0, 2, 5, 10, 15 %) nanoparticles were synthesised by sol–gel method and analysed for their structural, morphological, optical and magnetic properties. X-ray diffraction confirms formation of hexagonal wurtzite single phase of the synthesized nanoparticles. Transmission electron microscopy shows that they have spherical morphology; UV–Vis spectroscopy shows that they undergo red shift; energy dispersive technique reveals that they have the prerequisite elements in the stoichiometry ratio; and, vibrating sample magnetometer depicts that they have room temperature ferromagnetism, which, further, enhances upon Gd-doping.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physics GroupChandigarh UniversityGharuan, MohaliIndia
  2. 2.School of Physics and Materials ScienceThapar UniversityPatialaIndia

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