Synthesis of oxygen-free nanosized InN by pulse discharge

Wei Dong Yang*, Pei Nan Wang, Fu Ming Li, Kok Wai CHEAH

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Oxygen-free nanosized InN was synthesized by pulse discharge. NH3/N2 mixture and bulk indium were used as nitrogen source and discharge cathode, respectively. Optical emission spectra show that N2 and NH3 were highly dissociated in the discharge and oxygen could be eliminated effectively. A comparison was made between samples produced in the discharge of N2, NH3 and N2/NH3, respectively. XPS was used to determine the composition of the synthesized materials. Only In-N was produced when N2/NH3 was used as the discharge gas, whereas indium oxide was found in the case using N2 or NH3 as the discharge gas. The size of the produced InN was between 5 and 200 nm. A broad band with a blue shift of 150 nm from that of bulk InN was detected in the photoluminescence of the produced nanosized InN.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-68
Number of pages4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2002

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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