Magnetic properties and photoluminescence of undoped and transition metal doped AlN nanorods

X. H. Ji, Shu Ping Lau, Siu Fung Yu, T. S. Herng, H. Y. Yang, S. Y. Tang, A. Sedhain, J. Y. Lin, H. X. Jiang

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The undoped and transition metal (TM) -doped AlN (AlN:Cu and AlN:Fe) nanorods on silicon substrates were fabricated using a catalysis-free vapor phase method. All the nanorods exhibited high crystalline quality and preferred c-axis orientation. Room-temperature photoluminescence (PL) measurement revealed that undoped AlN nanorods exhibited strong oxygen-related impurity emission at ∼3.25 eV. However, AlN:Fe nanorods had two strong ultraviolet emissions at 3.69 and 6.02 eV which could be attributed to Fe3+-related and band-edge emission, respectively. Both the Cu and Fe-doped AlN nanorods are ferromagnetic. The spontaneous saturated magnetization of the AlN:Cu and AlN:Fe nanorods were determined to be 0.38 and 3.5 emu/cm3at room temperature, respectively. The Fe-doped AlN nanorods not only exhibited ferromagnetism but also significantly enhanced the band-edge emission as compared to the undoped AlN nanorods.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 2nd IEEE International Nanoelectronics Conference, INEC 2008
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 2nd IEEE International Nanoelectronics Conference, INEC 2008 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 24 Mar 200827 Mar 2008


Conference2008 2nd IEEE International Nanoelectronics Conference, INEC 2008

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