Comparison of Structural and Optical Properties of TeO2 Nanostructures Synthesized Using Various Substrate Conditions
Metals and Materials International
Several TeO2 low-dimensional nanostructures were prepared by thermal evaporation using four substrate conditions: (1) a bare substrate, (2) a scratched substrate, (3) a Au-catalyst-assisted substrate, and (4) a multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT)-assisted substrate. Scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy analysis reveals that the morphologies of the nanostructures synthesized using these methods gradually changed from nanoparticles to ultra-thin nanowires with single tetragonal-type TeO2. Photoluminescence (PL) spectra reveal that the PL intensities of the TeO2 nanomaterials obtained using methods (1) and (2) are slightly increased, whereas the intensities of the TeO2 nanostructures obtained using methods (3) and (4) differ significantly depending on the initial substrate conditions. The emission peak is also blue-shifted from ~440 nm to ~430 nm for the scratched surface condition due to an excitonic transition. The increase in the blue emission for the MWCNT-assisted condition is attributed to the degree and type of excitons and defects in the TeO2 nanostructures.
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Jung, T. et al. 2017. Comparison of structural and optical properties of TeO2 nanostructures synthesized using various substrate conditions. Metals and Materials International, 23(6):1133-1138.