Refine your search:     
Report No.

Microvoid formation in hydrogen-implanted ZnO probed by a slow positron beam

Chen, Z. Q.; Kawasuso, Atsuo; Xu, Y.; Naramoto, Hiroshi*; Yuan, X. L.*; Sekiguchi, Takashi*; Suzuki, Ryoichi*; Odaira, Toshiyuki*

ZnO crystals were implanted with 20-80 keV hydrogen ions up to a total dose of 4.4$$times$$10$$^{15}$$ cm$$^{-2}$$. Positron annihilation measurements show introduction of zinc vacancies, which are filled with hydrogen atoms. After isochronal annealing at 200-500 $$^{circ}$$C, the vacancies agglomerate into hydrogen bubbles. Further annealing at 600-700 $$^{circ}$$C causes release of hydrogen out of the bubbles, leaving large amount of microvoids. These microvoids are annealed out at high temperature of 1000 $$^{circ}$$C. Cathodoluminescence measurements reveal that hydrogen ions also passivate deep level emission centers before their release from the sample, and lead to the improvement of the UV emission.



- Accesses




Category:Materials Science, Multidisciplinary



[CLARIVATE ANALYTICS], [WEB OF SCIENCE], [HIGHLY CITED PAPER & CUP LOGO] and [HOT PAPER & FIRE LOGO] are trademarks of Clarivate Analytics, and/or its affiliated company or companies, and used herein by permission and/or license.