Solubility of Mn in ZnO Crystallites Synthesized Using Solid State Techniques

Authors

  • Esau Nii Abekah Akwetey Armah Foundation Department, Lancaster University, Ghana https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1978-5859
  • Martin Egblewogbe Department of Physics, University of Ghana, Legon https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5921-4300
  • Hubert Azoda Koffi Department of Physics, University of Ghana, Legon
  • Alfred Ato Yankson Department of Physics, University of Ghana, Legon
  • Francis Kofi Ampong Department of Physics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3562-8183
  • Francis Boakye Department of Physics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
  • Josef Kwaku Ametefee Amuzu Department of Physics, University of Ghana, Legon
  • Robert Kwame Nkum Department of Physics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21467/anr.3.1.28-39

Abstract

Powder samples of Zn1-xMnxO nanocrystal were synthesized at a temperature of 200 °C using solid phase method. Dopant concentrations of 0.005 ≤ x ≤ 0.5 were studied. Powder x-ray diffraction (PXRD) patterns of the samples were analyzed with a view of determining the onset of secondary phases, hence the solubility limit of the dopant. The solubility limit for Mn in ZnO samples synthesized at 200 °C is realized at x < 0.3. With a regular pattern in increment of the Mn concentration, there were variations observed in the trend of the relative intensity, 2θ position and d-spacing indicating uneven addition of Mn (thus Mn2+, Mn3+ or Mn4+).

Keywords:

Doping Concentration, Solid Phase, Solubility Limit

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2020-09-30

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E. N. A. A. Armah, “Solubility of Mn in ZnO Crystallites Synthesized Using Solid State Techniques”, Adv. Nan. Res., vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 28-39, Sep. 2020.