Dislocations of ZnO single crystals examined by X-ray topography and photoluminescence

K. Yoshino, M. Yoneta, I. Yonenaga

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Dislocations generated by indentation and subsequent annealing at elevated temperatures up to 800 °C in high quality (0001) wafers of ZnO single crystals were investigated by transmission X-ray topography and photoluminescence. Damages induced by indentation in ZnO wafers were guessed to lead to dislocated regions from X-ray topographic images. PL intensities of 3.36 eV near-band edge peak and 2.4 eV deep emission band in ZnO decreased drastically, with increasing in annealing temperature up to 800 °C, irrespective of dislocated or non-dislocated regions. The development of a new emission band 2.8-3.0 eV was found in non-damaged ZnO through annealing at 700 and 800 °C, which suggests that dislocations suppress the development of the new peak.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-201
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Feb

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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