Local environment of Mn dopant in ZnO by near-edge x-ray absorption fine structure analysis

Masahiro Kunisu, Fumiyasu Oba, Hidekazu Ikeno, Isao Tanaka, Tomoyuki Yamamoto

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Abstract

High-resolution near-edge x-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) at Mn K edge is employed to probe the local environment of Mn dopant in ZnO. First-principles supercell calculations are systematically made to obtain theoretical NEXAFS. Mn is found to substitute for Zn up to 5 at.%Mn in polycrystalline samples sintered at 1623 K in air. Presence of Mn3 O4 is apparent for samples with higher Mn content. The NEXAFS does not change in the range of Mn concentration from 0.01 to 5 at. %, indicating the absence of Mn precipitates. The results are confirmed by examining the polarization dependence of the NEXAFS for a 5 at. % -doped ZnO thin film.

Original languageEnglish
Article number121902
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume86
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Mar 21

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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