Time-resolved investigation of bright visible wavelength luminescence from sulfur-doped ZnO nanowires and micropowders.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Sulfur-doped zinc oxide (ZnO) nanowires grown on gold-coated silicon substrates inside a horizontal tube furnace exhibit remarkably strong visible wavelength emission with a quantum efficiency of 30%, an integrated intensity 1600 times stronger than band edge ultraviolet emission, and a spectral distribution that closely matches the dark-adapted human eye response. By comparatively studying sulfur-doped and undoped ZnO micropowders, we clarify how sulfur doping and nanostructuring affect the visible luminescence and the underlying energy transfer mechanisms.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Foreman, JV; Li, J; Peng, H; Choi, S; Everitt, HO; Liu, J

Published Date

  • June 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1126 - 1130

PubMed ID

  • 16771566

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1530-6992

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1530-6984

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/nl060204z


  • eng