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Energetic Au ion beam implantation of ZnO nanopillars for optical response modulation

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    0554886 - ÚJF 2023 RIV GB eng J - Journal Article
    Macková, Anna - Malinský, Petr - Jagerová, Adéla - Mikšová, Romana - Lalik, Ondřej - Nekvindová, P. - Mistrík, J. - Marvan, P. - Sofer, Z. - Holý, V. - Schutter, J. D. - Kentsch, U. - Azarov, A. - Galeckas, A.
    Energetic Au ion beam implantation of ZnO nanopillars for optical response modulation.
    Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics. Roč. 55, č. 21 (2022), č. článku 215101. ISSN 0022-3727. E-ISSN 1361-6463
    R&D Projects: GA MŠk EF16_013/0001812; GA ČR GA18-03346S
    Research Infrastructure: CEMNAT II - 90103
    Institutional support: RVO:61389005
    Keywords : ZnO nanopillars * Au nanoparticles * ion implantation * SPR * doped ZnO nanostructures
    OECD category: Atomic, molecular and chemical physics (physics of atoms and molecules including collision, interaction with radiation, magnetic resonances, Mössbauer effect)
    Impact factor: 3.409, year: 2021
    Method of publishing: Limited access
    https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6463/ac5486

    Nanopillars of ZnO were implanted with Au-400 keV ions at various ion fluences from 1 x 10(15) cm(-2) to 1 x 10(16) cm(-2) and subsequently annealed at 750 degrees C for 15 min in order to reduce the implantation damage and to support Au nanoparticle (NP) aggregation. It was found that implantation-induced effects and thermal effects influence the Au NP coalescence as well as the quality of the ZnO nanopillars. Rutherford Back-Scattering spectrometry (RBS) showed the broader Au-depth profiles than it was theoretically predicted, but the Au-concentration maximum agrees well with prediction taking into account the effective ZnO layer density. The implantation at the higher fluences induced the morphology modification of the nanopillar layer evidenced by RBS and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). An indirect evidence of this effect was given by optical ellipsometry due to gradual refractive index changes in the ZnO nanopillars with the increased Au-ion fluence. Optical characterization of the Au-implanted and annealed nanopillars performed by means of photoluminescence (PL) and diffuse-reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) evidenced the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) activity of the embedded Au NPs. The SPR-enhanced scattering and PL emission observed in the spectral range 500-650 nm are ascribed to Au NPs or more complex Au-clusters. In addition, the ellipsometry measurements of extinction coefficient are found to corroborate well results from DRS, both indicating increase of SPR effect with the increase of Au-ion fluence and after the post-annealing.
    Permanent Link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0329509

     
     
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