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Journal Article


Materials Characterization, Volume 67, p.10-16 (2012)



Cost effective, decomposition, Decomposition temperature, Diluted magnetic semiconductors, Ferromagnetism, Hexagonal structures, Magnetic semiconductors, Nanorods, Ni-doped zno, Rod-like structures, Room temperature, Room temperature ferromagnetism, scanning electron microscopy, Scanning electron microscopy image, Single phase, Spectroscopic analysis, Spectroscopic studies, Spintronics application, Surface analysis, Synthesis process, transmission electron microscopy, X ray diffraction, X ray photoelectron spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectrons, Zinc oxide, Zinc oxide nanorods, ZnO


Zinc oxide nanorods and diluted magnetic semiconducting Ni doped ZnO nanorods were prepared by thermal decomposition method. This method is simple and cost effective. The decomposition temperature of acetate and formation of oxide were determined by TGA before the actual synthesis process. The X-ray diffraction result indicates the single phase hexagonal structure of zinc oxide. The transmission electron microscopy and scanning electron microscopy images show rod like structure of ZnO and Ni doped ZnO samples with the diameter   35 nm and the length in few micrometers. The surface analysis was performed using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic studies. The Ni doped ZnO exhibits room temperature ferromagnetism. This diluted magnetic semiconducting Ni doped ZnO nanorods finds its application in spintronics. © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


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Ra Saravanan, Santhi, Ka, Sivakumar, Nb, Narayanan, Vc, and Stephen, Aa, “Synthesis and characterization of ZnO and Ni doped ZnO nanorods by thermal decomposition method for spintronics application”, Materials Characterization, vol. 67, pp. 10-16, 2012.