Electron Paramagnetic Resonance of Mn2+ Ions in Nanosized Zinc Sulfide with a Planar Lattice Fault

  • I. P. VoronaEmail author
  • S. S. Ishchenko
  • V. G. Grachev
  • N. P. Baran
  • S. M. Okulov
  • V. V. Nosenko
  • A. V. Selishchev

We have studied the EPR of Mn2+ ions in three samples of cubic nano-ZnS made by different technologies and having different nanoparticle sizes. Manganese occurs in the samples as an uncontrolled impurity. The EPR spectra can be described by two components: the spectrum of the Mn2+ in a cubic environment (Mn2+(C)) with parameters g = 2.0022 ± 0.0002, A = (–63.5 ± 0.5)·10–4 cm–1, 0 b4 ≥ 3.5·10–4 cm–1; and the spectrum of the Mn2+ ion associated with a planar lattice stacking fault (Mn2+ (F)), with parameters g = 2.0022 ± 0.0002, A = (–63.5 ± 0.5)·10–4 cm–1, \( {b}_2^0 \) = (–36 ± 1)·10–4 cm–1. The ratio of the number of centers Mn2+(C)/Mn2+(F) is 2.1:1 for sample 1 and 1.7:1 for samples 2 and 3. Planar stacking faults are typical lattice faults for cubic nano-ZnS. EPR of the Mn2+ ions lets us monitor the presence of these ions.


EPR ZnS lattice structure planar lattice stacking fault 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. P. Vorona
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. S. Ishchenko
    • 1
  • V. G. Grachev
    • 2
  • N. P. Baran
    • 1
  • S. M. Okulov
    • 1
  • V. V. Nosenko
    • 1
  • A. V. Selishchev
    • 3
  1. 1.V. Lashkaryov Institute of Semiconductor Physics of National Academy of Sciences of UkraineKyivUkraine
  2. 2.Montana State UniversityBozemanUSA
  3. 3.Chemnitz University of TechnologyChemnitzGermany

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