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Title
Pb doping of In2O3 and their conversion to highly conductive PbS/In2S3−3xO3x nanowires with infra red emission
Authors: M. Zervos; Andreas Othonos; V. Gianetta; A. G. Nassiopoulou
Year: 2016
Research Area: Nanowire synthesis
Type of Publication: Article
Journal Details
Journal: Materials Letters
Volume: 166
Pages: 129 - 132
Keywords: Lead
Abstract:
Abstract We have grown Pb doped In2O3 nanowires at 800 °C which have the cubic bixbyite crystal structure of In2O3 and contain orthorhombic α-PbO. These had resistances up to ≈10 Ω and exhibited photoluminescence at 2.5 eV but we observed the gradual emergence of infra red emission from 0.8 μm to 1.2 μm after processing under \{H2S\} between 200 °C and 400 °C. The resultant PbS/In2S3−3xO3x nanowires had similar resistances and consist of stacked crystals with sizes that depend on the Pb content. We discuss the potential of Pb for doping metal oxide semiconductors and the importance of PbS/In2O3 p–n tunnel junctions for solar cells.
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