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Optoelectronic characteristics of YAG phosphor-incorporated ZnO films deposited by ultrasonic spray pyrolysis

Lung-Chien Chen* and Chien-Chung Huang

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Department of Electro-optical Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology, 1, sec.3, Chung-Hsiao E. Road, Taipei, 106, Taiwan

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2012, 7:627  doi:10.1186/1556-276X-7-627

Published: 15 November 2012


This work presents a novel white light device. An yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) phosphor-incorporated zinc oxide (ZnO) film is deposited on a slide glass substrate by ultrasonic spray pyrolysis. A nanoflower consisting of a hexagonal nanopetal is formed on the surfaces of the samples, and the sizes of the nanopetal are approximately 200 to 700 nm. Additionally, the nanopetal becomes blunted with an increasing incorporated amount of YAG. As the incorporated amount is 1.5 and 2.5 wt.%, the photoluminescence color of the YAG-incorporated ZnO film is nearly white, possibly contributing to the YAG emission and the band-to-deep level transition in the ZnO film.

YAG; ZnO; Photoluminescence; Nanoflower