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Title: ZnO and MgZnO Nanocrystalline Flexible Films: Optical and Material Properties

An emerging material for flexible UV applications is Mg x Zn 1 x O which is capable of tunable bandgap and luminescence in the UV range of ~3.4 eV–7.4 eV depending on the composition x . Studies on the optical and material characteristics of ZnO and Mg 0.3 Zn 0.7 O nanocrystalline flexible films are presented. The analysis indicates that the ZnO and Mg 0.3 Zn 0.7 O have bandgaps of 3.34 eV and 4.02 eV, respectively. The photoluminescence (PL) of the ZnO film was found to exhibit a structural defect-related emission at ~3.316 eV inherent to the nanocrystalline morphology. The PL of the Mg 0.3 Zn 0.7 O film exhibits two broad peaks at 3.38 eV and at 3.95 eV that are discussed in terms of the solubility limit of the ZnO-MgO alloy system. Additionally, external deformation of the film did not have a significant impact on its properties as indicated by the Raman LO-mode behavior, making these films attractive for UV flexible applications.
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  1. Department of Physics, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844-0903, USA
  2. Electron Microscopy Center, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844-0903, USA
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Journal of Nanomaterials
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Journal Volume: 2011; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2017-06-19 23:42:00; Journal ID: ISSN 1687-4110
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