Journal of Cluster Science

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 523–536 | Cite as

A Room-Temperature and Microwave Synthesis of M-Doped ZnO (M=Co, Cr, Fe, Mn & Ni)

  • G. Glaspell
  • P. Dutta
  • A. Manivannan


A room temperature and microwave method for the preparation M-Doped ZnO, where M=Co, Cr, Fe, Mn & Ni, is described. X-ray diffraction of the synthesized samples shows a single phase ZnO structure without any indication of the dopant. Magnetic studies of the as prepared samples show it to be paramagnetic. However, hydrogenation of particular samples at 573 K for 6 h resulted in transforming the samples to a room temperature ferromagnet.


Microwave ZnO magnetism. 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA
  2. 2.Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA

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