Modulating Structural, Optical and Electrical Properties of Zinc Oxide by Aluminium Doping

  • Anita SinghEmail author
  • Vandna Luthra
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 215)


Nano powders of un-doped and Aluminium doped Zinc Oxide (ZnO) has been synthesized using a simple, cost-effective and scalable co-precipitation route. The effect of aluminium (Al) doping has been studied. The developed materials have been characterized using various analytical techniques such as X-Ray diffraction (XRD), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Photoluminescence (PL) and electrical characterization. XRD and TEM analysis confirms the synthesis of the good crystalline hexagonal structure of ZnO material. PL spectra at room temperature of undoped ZnO confirms UV emission peak at 385.4 nm accompanied by a shift towards lower wavelengths with aluminium doping. I-V measurements with temperature have been done on un-doped and Al doped ZnO. A significant increase in room temperature dc conductivity observed for 1 mol% Al doped ZnO. Activation energy found to be a function of temperature as well as of doping.



VL and AN are thankful to Dr. Promila Kumar (Principal, Gargi College) and Dr. Shashi Tyagi. The Star College Grant of DBT, India is gratefully acknowledged. VL is thankful to UGC-UKIERI grant to Gargi College.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gargi College, University of DelhiNew DelhiIndia

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