Structural, optical and charge density analysis of Al doped ZnO Materials
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The hexagonal structured Zn1−xAlxO (x = 0.00, 0.04, 0.06, 0.08 and 0.10) materials was synthesized by co-precipitation method. Structural, morphological and photoluminescence properties of Al doped ZnO powders were investigated by powder X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and photoluminescence characterizations, respectively. Structural analysis was done by Rietveld refinement technique. The spherical shaped morphology was observed in ZnO:Al powders. The bonding features were analyzed by using electron density distribution studies and the photoluminescence properties of Zn1−xAlxO (x = 0.00, 0.04, 0.06, 0.08 and 0.10) was also revealed.
One of author D. Sivaganesh would like to gratefully acknowledge Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education (KARE), International Research Centre (IRC) for providing the University Research Fellowship (URF) and instrument facilities. Also authors acknowledge Science Instrumentation Centre, SFRC Sivakasi for PL measurement.
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