Structural, optical, dielectric and antibacterial studies of Mn doped Zn0.96Cu0.04O nanoparticles
R Sangeetha, S Muthukumaran, M Ashokkumar
SPECTROCHIMICA ACTA PART A-MOLECULAR AND BIOMOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2015
Zn(0.96-x)Cu0.04Mn(x)O (0⩽x⩽0.04) nanoparticles were synthesized by sol-gel method. The X-ray diffraction pattern indicated that doping of Mn and Cu did not change the ZnO hexagonal wurtzite structure. The Mn doped nanoparticles had smaller average crystallite size than un-doped Zn0.96Cu0.04O nanoparticles due to the distortion in the host ZnO lattice. This distortion prevented the subsequent growth and hence the size reduced by Mn doping. The changes in lattice parameters, average crystallite size, peak position and peak intensity confirmed the Mn substitution in Zn-Cu-O lattice. The Mn and Cu co-doping increased the charge carrier density in ZnO nanoparticles which led to increase the diel..View full abstract
Awarded by University Grant Commission (UGC), New Delhi, India
The authors are thankful to the University Grant Commission (UGC), New Delhi, India, for financial support under the project [File no.: 41-968/2012 (SR)].