The Role of Nitrogen Dopants in ZnO Nanoparticle-Based Light Emitting Diodes

Islam Mohammad Shafiqul, Raj Deep, Jie Lin, Toshiyuki Yoshida, Yasuhisa Fujita

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In this work, nitrogen-doped ZnO nanoparticles were synthesized in various conditions by the gas evaporation method with DC arc plasma. Nitrogen concentrations of 6.38 × 1018 cm−3 to 2.6 × 1019 cm−3 were obtained at a chamber pressure of 150 torr, using arc currents of 20 A to 70 A. The intensities of local vibrational modes at 275 cm−1 and 581 cm−1 in the Raman spectra of ZnO nanoparticles showed a dependency on the nitrogen concentration in the ZnO nanoparticles. The ratios of donor–acceptor pair and exciton emissions in the photoluminescence spectra of nitrogen-doped ZnO nanoparticles, and the electroluminescence of light-emitting diodes based on these na-noparticles, were nearly proportional to the Raman peak’s intensity at 275 cm−1. The results indi-cated that the nitrogen dopants in the ZnO nanoparticles were acting as an acceptor.

Original languageEnglish
Article number358
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2022
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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