Band gap engineering and stimulated emission of ZnMgO nanowires

Hsu Cheng Hsu, Chun Yi Wu, Hsin Ming Cheng, Wen Feng Hsieh

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We report a simple method for fabricating heterostructured ZnMgO nanowires by annealing the preformed ZnO/MgO core-shell structure. Photoluminescence from the alloy nanowires shows strong near-band-edge (NBE) emission, reflecting good material quality. A blueshift of the NBE emission at room temperature after the annealing treatment is attributed to the diffusion of Mg from the shell into the core ZnO of the nanowires to form a ternary ZnMgO alloy. Band gap engineering and stimulated emissions of ZnMgO nanowires with different Mg doping concentrations are also demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number013101
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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