Synthesis of oxygen-free nanosized InN by pulse discharge

Wei-Dong Yang, K. W. Cheah, Pei-Nan Wang, Fu-Ming Li

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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 among samples produced in the discharge of N2, NH3 and N2/NH3, respectively. The 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)225-232
Number of pages8
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2001

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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