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Title: Increasing the Solubility Limit for Tetrahedral Aluminium in ZnO:Al Nanorods by Variation in Synthesis Parameters
Authors: Kelchtermans, Anke
Adriaensens, Peter
Slocombe, Daniel
Kuznetsov, Vladimir L.
Hadermann, Joke
Riskin, Alexander
Elen, Ken
Edwards, Peter P.
Hardy, An
Van Bael, Marlies
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: Journal of Nanomaterials, 2015, (ART N° 546041)
Abstract: Nanocrystalline ZnO:Al nanoparticles are suitable building blocks for transparent conductive layers. As the concentration of substitutional tetrahedral Al is an important factor for improving conductivity, here we aim to increase the fraction of substitutional Al. To this end, synthesis parameters of a solvothermal reaction yielding ZnO: Al nanorods were varied. A unique set of complementary techniques was combined to reveal the exact position of the aluminiumions in the ZnO lattice and demonstrated its importance in order to evaluate the potential of ZnO: Al nanocrystals as optimal building blocks for solution deposited transparent conductive oxide layers. Both an extension of the solvothermal reaction time and stirring during solvothermal treatment result in a higher total tetrahedral aluminium content in the ZnO lattice. However, only the longer solvothermal treatment effectively results in an increase of the substitutional positions aimed for.
Notes: [Kelchtermans, Anke; Riskin, Alexander; Elen, Ken; Hardy, An; Van Bael, Marlies K.] Hasselt Univ, Inst Mat Res, Inorgan & Phys Chem, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Adriaensens, Peter] Hasselt Univ, Inst Mat Res, Appl & Analyt Chem, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Slocombe, Daniel; Kuznetsov, Vladimir L.; Edwards, Peter P.] Univ Oxford, Dept Chem, Inorgan Chem Lab, Oxford OX1 3QR, England. [Hadermann, Joke] Univ Antwerp, EMAT, B-2020 Antwerp, Belgium. [Elen, Ken; Hardy, An; Van Bael, Marlies K.] IMEC VZW, Div IMOMEC, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/19138
DOI: 10.1155/2015/546041
ISI #: 000358516300001
ISSN: 1687-4110
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2016
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