Solution-processed n-ZnO nanorod/p-Co 3 O 4 nanoplate heterojunction light-emitting diode

Jong Woo Kim, Su Jeong Lee, Pranab Biswas, Tae Il Lee, Jae Min Myoung

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A heterojunction light-emitting diode (LED) based on p-type cobalt oxide (Co 3 O 4 ) nanoplates (NPs)/n-type zinc oxide (ZnO) nanorods (NRs) is demonstrated. Using a low-temperature aqueous solution process, the n-type ZnO NRs were epitaxially grown on Co 3 O 4 NPs which were two-dimensionally assembled by a modified Langmuir-Blodgett process. The heterojunction LEDs exhibited a typical rectifying behavior with a turn-on voltage of about 2 V and emitted not only reddish-orange light at 610 nm but also violet light at about 400 nm. From the comparative analyses of electroluminescence and photoluminescence, it was determined that the reddish-orange light emission was related to the electronic transitions from zinc interstitials (Zn i ) to oxygen interstitials (O i ) or conduction-band minimum (CBM) to oxygen vacancies (V O ), and the violet light emission was attribute to the transition from CBM to valence-band maximum (VBM) or Zn i to zinc vacancies (V Zn ).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-198
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Surface Science
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jun 1

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Technology Innovation Program (Grant 10051207, Development of flexible inorganic light-emitting device fabrication technology based on metal oxide nanosemiconductor by solution process) funded by the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MI, Korea), and the LG Display academic industrial cooperation program.

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© 2017 Elsevier B.V.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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