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Photo- and thermostimulated luminescence of ZnO nanowires

This is a study of the low-temperature photo- and thermostimulated luminescence of zinc oxide nanowires produced by gas-transport reactions. The parameters of the electron trapping centers are determined: trap ionization energy 0.53 ± 0.03 eV, electron capture cross section 4.7∙10–17 cm2, and frequency factor 1.1∙104 s–1. It is found that defects of the crystalline structure, such as interstitial zinc atoms, control the formation of the “green” emission band.

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Translated from Zhurnal Prikladnoi Spektroskopii, Vol. 80, No. 2, pp. 247–251, March–April, 2013.

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Panasiuk, M.R., Turko, B.I., Kapustianyk, V.B. et al. Photo- and thermostimulated luminescence of ZnO nanowires. J Appl Spectrosc 80, 240–243 (2013).

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  • zinc oxide
  • thermostimulated luminescence
  • nanostructure