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Defect-engineered optical bandgap in self-assembled TiO2 nanorods on Si pyramids
Saini C.P., Barman A., Satpati B., Bhattacharyya S.R., Kanjilal D.,
Published in American Institute of Physics Inc.
Volume: 108
Issue: 1
Transformation of self-assembled crystalline TiO2 nanorods to amorphous layer, and the corresponding impact on optical-bandgap (Eg) on Si pyramids are investigated by irradiating with 50 keV Ar+-ions. Initially, Eg is found to be reduced from 3.23 to 2.94 eV up to a fluence of 1 × 1016 ions/cm2, and discussed in terms of the rise in oxygen vacancies (VO). However, a sudden increase in Eg to 3.38 eV is detected at a fluence of 1 × 1017 ions/cm2 through evolution of voids by over-saturating VO, manifesting the appearance of degenerate states by shifting the Fermi level above the conduction band minimum via Burstein-Moss effect. © 2016 AIP Publishing LLC.
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