ZnO Nanocrystals and Allied Materials

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M S Ramachandra Rao, Tatsuo Okada
Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 12, 2013 - Science - 374 pages
ZnO has been the central theme of research in the past decade due to its various applications in band gap engineering, and textile and biomedical industries. In nanostructured form, it offers ample opportunities to realize tunable optical and optoelectronic properties and it was also termed as a potential material to realize room temperature ferromagnetism. This book presents 17 high-quality contributory chapters on ZnO related systems written by experts in this field. These chapters will help researchers to understand and explore the varied physical properties to envisage device applications of ZnO in thin film, heterostructure and nanostructure forms.
 

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Contents

The Versatile Material with an Assortment of Physical Properties
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2 Laser NanoSoldering of ZnO Nanowires and GaN Thin Film for Fabrication of Hetero pn Junction
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3 Photoluminescence Processes in ZnO Thin Films and Quantum Structures
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4 Effect of Oxygen Pressure on Photoluminescence Spectra and Hall Coefficients of LiNi CoDoped ZnO Films Grown by a Pulsed Laser Deposition
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5 Lasing Characteristics of an OpticallyPumped Single ZnO Nanocrystal and Nanomachining for Controlling Oscillation Wavelength
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6 Deposition of AluminumDoped ZnO Films by ICPAssisted Sputtering
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7 Control of ZnO NanoCrystals Synthesized by NanoparticleAssisted Pulsed Laser Deposition Using Buffer Layer and Laser Irradiation
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8 Influence of Sb as a Catalyst in Synthesize of Sb Doped ZnO Nanostructures Using Nanoparticle Assisted Pulsed Laser Deposition for UV LED Ap...
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11 Preparation and Characterization of ZnO Nanorods Nanowalls and Nanochains
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12 Synthesis and Characterization of ZnOBased Phosphors and Related Phosphor Composites in Bulk Thin Film and Nano Form
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13 Zinc Oxide Nanomaterials as Amylase Inhibitors and for Water Pollution Control
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From Optoelectronics to BiomaterialA Short Review
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15 On the Optical and Magnetic Properties of DopedZnO
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16 LowTemperature Photoluminescence of Sbdoped ZnO Nanowires Synthesized on Sbcoated Si Substrate by Chemical Vapor Deposition Method
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17 Experimental and Theoretical Investigations of Dopant Defect and Morphology Control on the Magnetic and Optical Properties of Transition Met...
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Editors Biography
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9 Time and Spatially Resolved Luminescence Spectroscopy of ZnO Nanostructures
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10 Synthesis of Polycrystalline Silicon Carbide SiC Thin Films Using Pulsed Laser Deposition
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Author Index
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Prof. M.S. Ramachandra Rao is heading the 'Nanostructured Thin Films and Advanced Materials group’ at IIT Madras, Chennai, India. His research activities are primarily focused on Physics and Applications of Nanostructures and Nanomaterials. Prof. Rao obtained his M.Sc. (Physics) and Ph.D. (experimental solid state physics) from IIT Kharagpur, India. He was a research scientist at CNRS, Bellevue, France, Alexander von Humboldt fellow, JSPS fellow and Erasmus Mundus foreign academician and Visiting Faculty at UMCP, USA. Prof. Rao is the Fellow of Institute of Physics (FInstP), UK and the editorial board member (from India) of J. Phys. D. Appl. Phys (IoP).

His research areas: PLD grown doped ZnO nanostructures to realize light emission; Magnetic nanoparticles for hyperthermia and water purification applications; Synthesis of Nano-ink of selenide-based photovoltaics; Nanocrystalline diamond for mechanical applications; Study of diffusion process in nano-scale metal-oxides; CVD grown Graphene layers for transport study. He has 17 years of teaching experience and published about 130 research publications, obtained 7 patents and 4 technology transfers, guided 10 Ph.D. students and 65 UG and PG project students.

Prof. Tatsuo Okada is associated as Professor with Department of Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University, Japan. Currently, he is Invited Professor at Jinan University, China. Prof. Okada has received his doctoral degree from Department of Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University in 1981. He has authored more than 100 articles in last 10 years and also authored two books “Lasers in Chemistry” and “Lasers in Material Sciences”. His field of specialization is Laser Engineering.