Effect of Co content on magnetic and optical properties of Zn 1-xCoxOy nanorods

Jia Hong Chen, Yow Jon Lin, Hsing Cheng Chang, Ya Hui Chen, Lance Horng, Chia Chi Chang

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The effect of Co content on the magnetic and optical properties of Zn 1-xCoxOy nanorods have been investigated in this study. X-ray diffraction, energy dispersive spectrometer, photoluminescence and ferromagnetism measurements were used to characterize the Zn1-xCoxOy nanorods. It is shown that the ferromagnetic properties arise from the replacement of Zn by Co in the ZnO lattice. Combining with photoluminescence and scanning electron microscopic results, a direct link between the magnetization, nanorod sizes and acceptor defects of Zn1-xCoxOy nanorods was established.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-238
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 25


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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