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Physical and magnetic properties of (Co, Ag) doped ZnO nanoparticles

Reddy, Sankara B and Reddy, Venkatramana S and Reddy, Koteeswara N (2013) Physical and magnetic properties of (Co, Ag) doped ZnO nanoparticles. In: Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 24 (12). pp. 5204-5210.

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Undoped and (Co, Ag) co-doped ZnO nanostructure powders are synthesized by chemical precipitation method without using any capping agent and annealed in air ambient at 500 A degrees C for 1 h. Here, the Ag concentration is fixed at 5 mol% and Co concentration is increased from 0 to 5 mol%. The X-ray diffraction studies reveal that undoped and doped ZnO powders consist of pure hexagonal structure and nano-sized crystallites. The novel Raman peak at 530 cm(-1) has corroborated with the Co doped ZnO nanoparticles. Moreover, the PL studies reveal that as the Co doping concentration increases and it enters into ZnO lattice as substitutional dopant, it leads to the increase of oxygen vacancies (Vo) and zinc interstitials (Zn-i). From the magnetization measurements, it is noticed that the co-doped ZnO nanostructures exhibit considerably robust ferromagnetism i.e. 4.29 emu g(-1) even at room temperature. These (Co, Ag) co-doped ZnO nanopowders can be used in the fabrication of spintronic and optoelectronic device applications.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics
Publisher: Springer
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Centre for Nano Science and Engineering
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2014 06:38
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2014 06:38
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/48052

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