Magnetic properties and photoluminescence of undoped and transition metal doped AlN nanorods

X. H. Ji, S. P. Lau, S. F. Yu, T. S. Herng, H. Y. Yang, S. Y. Tang, A. Sedhain, J. Y. Lin, H. X. Jiang

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Abstract

The undoped and transition metal (TM) -doped AlN (AlN:Cu and AlN:Fe) nanorods on silicon substrates were fabricated using a catalysis-free vapor phase method. All the nanorods exhibited high crystalline quality and preferred c-axis orientation. Room-temperature photoluminescence (PL) measurement revealed that undoped AlN nanorods exhibited strong oxygen-related impurity emission at ∼3.25 eV. However, AlN:Fe nanorods had two strong ultraviolet emissions at 3.69 and 6.02 eV which could be attributed to Fe3+-related and band-edge emission, respectively. Both the Cu and Fe-doped AlN nanorods are ferromagnetic. The spontaneous saturated magnetization of the AlN:Cu and AlN:Fe nanorods were determined to be 0.38 and 3.5 emu/cm3 at room temperature, respectively. The Fe-doped AlN nanorods not only exhibited ferromagnetism but also significantly enhanced the band-edge emission as compared to the undoped AlN nanorods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 2nd IEEE International Nanoelectronics Conference, INEC 2008
Pages206-209
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event2008 2nd IEEE International Nanoelectronics Conference, INEC 2008 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Mar 24 2008Mar 27 2008

Publication series

Name2008 2nd IEEE International Nanoelectronics Conference, INEC 2008

Conference

Conference2008 2nd IEEE International Nanoelectronics Conference, INEC 2008
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period03/24/0803/27/08

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