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Characterization of Titania Incorporated with Alumina Nanocrystals and Their Impacts on Electrical Hysteresis and Photoluminescence

Lei Shi, Zhiguo Liu*, Bo Xu, Ligang Gao, Yidong Xia and Jiang Yin

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National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Nanjing University, Hankou Road 22, 210093, Nanjing, People’s Republic of China

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2009, 4:1178-1182  doi:10.1007/s11671-009-9382-y

Published: 28 June 2009


The structural and optical characterizations of titania incorporated with alumina nanocrystals have been presented in this paper and the films exhibit excellent properties like low current density, small hysteresis as well as high photoluminescence quantum yields of about 361 nm. These properties are promising for the applications in future electronic devices.

Nanocrystal; Electrical hysteresis; Photoluminescence; Pulsed laser deposition