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Creation of room-temperature DMS carbon-incorporated ZnO



  1. Department of Physics, College of Science, University of Bahrain, P.O. Box 32038, Kingdom of Bahrain


Carbonated ZnO (ZnO-C) nanocrystallite samples were prepared by sol-gel method using sucrose as a carbon ions source. The conditions including hydrogenation to create dilute magnetic semiconducting (DMS) behaviour were determined. The structural, optical and magnetic properties of ZnO-C system were systematically studied. The structural properties were studied by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and the optical properties were studied by diffuse reflection spectroscopy (DRS). It was concluded that the hydrogenation of ZnO-C samples could create O-vacancies and toss the C ion-species to drop into O-vacancies and thus could switch-on DMS properties. Therefore, ZnO-C can be used in applications of tailored magnetic properties..


Zinc-carbon oxide, C-incorporated ZnO, Creation of DMS.

Submitted at: Oct. 20, 2019
Accepted at: Feb. 15, 2021


A. A. DAKHEL, Creation of room-temperature DMS carbon-incorporated ZnO, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials Vol. 23, Iss. 1-2, pp. 58-62 (2021)