Fabrication and optical properties of ZnO quantum dots

X. H. Zhang, S. J. Chua, A. M. Yong, S. Y. Chow, H. Y. Yang, Shu Ping Lau, Siu Fung Yu, X. W. Sun

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Using a simple process of the deposition of ZnO thin films on SiOx/Si substrates and subsequent thermal annealing, we fabricated ZnO quantum dots embedded in silicon oxide matrix. The ZnO quantum dots were characterized using transmission electron microscopy and time-integrated photoluminescence. The photoluminescence of the quantum dots show a blue-shift of 47 meV due to the quantum confinement effect.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSemiconductor Photonics
Subtitle of host publicationNano-Structured Materials and Devices
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)0878494715, 9780878494712
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, ICMAT 2007 - , Singapore
Duration: 1 Jul 20076 Jul 2007

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
ISSN (Print)1022-6680


ConferenceInternational Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, ICMAT 2007


  • Photoluminescence
  • Quantum dots
  • ZnO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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