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Electrical and mechanical properties of diluted magnetic semiconductor $Zn_{1-x}Mn_{x}S$ nanocrystalline films

Reddy, D Sreekantha and Kang, R and Yu, SC and Reddy, Y Dwarakanadha and Sharma, SK and Gunasekhar, KR and Rao, KN and Reddy, P Sreedhara (2009) Electrical and mechanical properties of diluted magnetic semiconductor $Zn_{1-x}Mn_{x}S$ nanocrystalline films. In: Current Applied Physics, 9 (2). pp. 431-434.

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Nanostructured Zn1-xMnxS films (0 <= x <= 0.25) were deposited on glass substrates by simple resistive thermal evaporation technique. All the films were deposited at 300 K in a vacuum of 2 x 10(-6) m bar. All the films temperature dependence of resistivity revealed semiconducting behaviour of the samples. Hot probe test revealed that all the samples exhibited n-type conductivity. The nanohardness of the films ranges from 4.7 to 9.9 GPa, Young's modulus value ranging 69.7-94.2 GPa.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Current Applied Physics
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Diluted magnetic semiconductors;Zn1-xMnxS nanocrystalline films;Electrical properties;Mechanical properties.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Instrumentation Appiled Physics
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2009 05:33
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:58
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/17846

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