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Investigations on doping induced changes in structural, electronic structure and magnetic behavior of spintronic Cr-ZnS nanoparticles

Kaur, Palvinder and Kumar, Sanjeev and Singh, Anupinder and Chen, CL and Dong, CL and Chang, TS and Lee, KP and Srivastava, C and Rao, SM and Wu, MK (2015) Investigations on doping induced changes in structural, electronic structure and magnetic behavior of spintronic Cr-ZnS nanoparticles. In: SUPERLATTICES AND MICROSTRUCTURES, 83 . pp. 785-795.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.spmi.2015.04.016

Abstract

Dilute magnetic semiconducting Zn1-xCrxS (x = 0.00, 0.01, 0.03, 0.05, 0.07) nanoparticles were synthesized by the co-precipitation technique using thioglycerol as the capping agent. Powder X-ray diffraction studies showed that Zn1-xCrxS nanoparticles exhibit zinc blende structure with no secondary phase, indicating that Cr ions are substituted at the Zn sites. Photoluminescence and Raman studies show the incorporation of Cr in ZnS nanoparticles. X-ray absorption studies depict that the valence of Zn remains unchanged and maintained in the divalent state, upon doping with Cr. The M-H curves at room temperature indicate the presence of weak ferromagnetism at room temperature due to structural defects. The increase in ferromagnetism with increasing Cr content up to 3%, demonstrates the possibility of tailoring the weak ferromagnetism in ZnS by appropriate Cr doping. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Nanoparticles; Room temperature ferromagnetism; Raman spectroscopy; XAS
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2015 14:50
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2015 14:50
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/51990

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