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Photopyroelectric spectroscopy of Sb2O3 - ZnO ceramics


Zakaria, Azmi and Rizwan, Zahid and Hashim, Mansor and Shaari, Abdul Halim and Mat Yunus, Wan Mahmood (2008) Photopyroelectric spectroscopy of Sb2O3 - ZnO ceramics. The European Physical Journal Special Topics, 153 (1). pp. 33-35. ISSN 1951-6355; ESSN: 1951-6401


Photopyroelectric spectroscopy is used to study the band-gap energy of the ceramic (ZnO + xSb2O3), x = 0.1 - 1.5 mol% and the ceramic (ZnO + 0.4 mol%  Bi2O3 + xSb2O3), x = 0 - 1.5 mol% sintered at isothermal temperature, 1280 °C, for 1 and 2 hours. The wavelength of incident light, modulated at 9 Hz, is kept in the visible range and the photopyroelectric spectrum with reference to doping level is discussed. The band-gap energy is reduced from 3.2 eV, for pure ZnO, to 2.86, 2.83 eV for the samples without Bi2O3at 0.1 mol% of Sb2O3 for 1 and 2 hours of sintering time, respectively. It is reduced to 2.83, 2.80 eV for the samples with Bi2O3 at 0 mol% of Sb2O3 for 1 and 2 hours of sintering time, respectively. The steepness factor σA which characterizes the slop of exponential optical absorption is discussed with reference to the doping level. The phase constitution is determined by XRD analysis; microstructure and compositional analysis of the selected areas are analyzed using SEM and EDX.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1140/epjst/e2008-00387-6
Publisher: EDP Sciences, Springer Verlag
Keywords: Photopyroelectric spectroscopy; Ceramics
Depositing User: Najwani Amir Sariffudin
Date Deposited: 19 May 2010 07:45
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2018 08:18
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