Copper defects inside AlN:Cu nanorods - XANES and LAPW study

A. A. Guda, Shu Ping Lau, M. A. Soldatov, N. Yu Smolentsev, V. L. Mazalova, X. H. Ji, A. V. Soldatov

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AlN ferromagnetic nanorods with 5 at.% of copper were studied by using x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAFS) above the Cu K- and L3- edges. Theoretical simulations of XAFS spectra clearly identify a formation of small copper clusters inside AlN lattice. Average size of clusters was estimated to be 50-70 atoms from the analysis of both XANES (X-ray Absorption Near Edge Spectroscopy) and EXAFS (Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure) regions of spectra. Calculations of magnetic moments for different types of point copper defects in AlN lattice were made.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012136
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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