Piezo-phototronic effect-induced dual-mode light and ultrasound emissions from ZnS:Mn/PMN-PT thin-film structures

Yang Zhang, Guanyin Gao, Helen L.W. Chan, Jiyan Dai, Yu Wang, Jianhua Hao

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Electric-field-controllable luminescence of a ZnS:Mn/PMN-PT system is demonstrated. The light-emission of ZnS:Mn is caused by the piezoelectric potential, resulting from the converse piezoelectric effect of the PMN-PT substrate. Simultaneous generation of light and ultrasound waves is observed in this single system, which offers great potential to develop a dual-modal source combing light and ultrasonic waves for various applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1729-1735
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2012


  • luminescence
  • piezoelectrics
  • PMN-PT
  • strain
  • thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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