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Synthesis of Zn1−xCdxO Nanoparticles by Co-Precipitation: Structural, Optical and Photodetection Analysis
Jacob A.A, Balakrishnan L, , ,
Published in World Scientific Pub Co Pte Lt
Volume: 17
Issue: 01n02
Zinc oxide (ZnO) is a wide bandgap semiconductor with excellent photoresponse in ultra-violet (UV) regime. Tuning the bandgap of ZnO by alloying with cadmium can shift its absorption cutoff wavelength from UV to visible (Vis) region. Our work aims at synthesis of Zn[Formula: see text]CdxO nanoparticles by co-precipitation method for the fabrication of photodetector. The properties of nanoparticles were analyzed using X-ray diffractometer, UV–Vis spectrometer, scanning electron microscope and energy dispersive spectrometer. The incorporation of cadmium without altering the wurtzite structure resulted in the red shift in the absorption edge of ZnO. Further, the photoresponse characteristics of Zn[Formula: see text]CdxO nanopowders were investigated by fabricating photodetectors. It has been found that with Cd alloying the photosensitivity was increased in the UVA-violet as well in the blue region.
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JournalInternational Journal of Nanoscience
PublisherWorld Scientific Pub Co Pte Lt
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