Bishnoi, Swati and Das, Rupali and Phadke, Parikshit and Kotnala, R. K. and Chawla, Santa (2014) Enhanced visible fluorescence in highly transparent Al-doped ZnO film by surface plasmon coupling of Ag nanoparticles. Journal of Applied Physics, 116 (16). ISSN 0021-8979

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ZnO:Al (AZO) film has been deposited on quartz substrate by Pulsed laser deposition and showed monophasic hexagonal structure of c-axis oriented nanorods upto 80 nm in height. AZO film was optimally conjugated with Ag nanoparticles (Ag NPs) in a hybrid nanostructure to achieve significant enhancement in the visible fluorescence emission. Augmented near field and extinction spectra of shape tailored Ag NPs and their dimers are simulated through FDTD method, and a direct association with fluorescence enhancement is established. Such plasmon-enhanced visible emission from a transparent conducting oxide could be very important for solar cell applications.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Physics
Depositing User: Dr. Rajpal Walke
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2015 06:19
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2015 06:19

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