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Incorporation of Cr into ZnO lattice as a dopant in hollow core nanostructures has been achieved by coprecipitation in highly alkaline medium near room temperature. Energy dispersive spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction studies confirm the presence of Cr in the ZnO lattice and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)identified the dopant state to be Cr3+. Room temperature ferromagnetism in ZnO:Cr3+ along with structural investigations suggest an intrinsic nature of ferromagnetism in hollow core nanospheres. Unpaired spin in Cr3+ in zinc substitutional sites could create spin ordering and long-range ferromagnetic coupling. Higher Cr3+ concentration leads to the formation of hollow parallelepipeds and superparamagnetism. Photoluminescence studies reveal a sharp blue emission explicitly arising due to Cr doping. Such blue emitting magnetic nanocapsules can have immense potential as biocarriers and also in spintronics.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to American Chemical Society.
Subjects: Chemistry
Materials Science
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2012 06:20
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2012 06:20
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/157

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