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Room Temperature Ferromagnetism in Al-doped/Al2O3-doped ZnO Film

  • Yuwei Ma (a1), Jun Ding (a2), Min Ran (a3), Xue Lian Huang (a4) and Chee Mang Ng (a5)...

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In this manuscript, we study the magnetic property of Al-doped/Al2O3-doped ZnO films. We found that metallic Al-doped ZnO film shows room temperature ferromagnetism (RTFM). RTFM is correlated with the interaction of Al metallic clusters and ZnO matrix. The charge transfer has been observed between metallic Al and ZnO matrix. Therefore, RTFM in metallic Al doped ZnO may be highly probable due to charge transfer between metallic Al clusters and ZnO matrix. For Al2O3-doped ZnO film (denoted as (Zn1-x, Alx)O), RTFM was found in (Zn1-x, Alx)O film with a certain Al concentration range (16 mol%<x<50 mol%). The saturation magnetization is maximized in (Zn0.70, Al0.30)O film. The mechanism of RTFM can be explained as the interaction of ZnO nanocrystals (NCs) embedded in the amorphous phase and defects surrounding them.

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Room Temperature Ferromagnetism in Al-doped/Al2O3-doped ZnO Film

  • Yuwei Ma (a1), Jun Ding (a2), Min Ran (a3), Xue Lian Huang (a4) and Chee Mang Ng (a5)...

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