L. M. Kukreja

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Physics - Materials Science (7)
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Intermediate frequency range (511 - 514 cm-1) Si phonons in Si-SiO2 nanocomposites are shown to have contribution from both core1 and surface/interface1 Si phonons, where, ratio of contribution of the two depends on the size of a Si nanocrystal. Further, laser heating experiment shows that contribution of the core phonon increases due to increase in size of a nanocrystal. Wavelength dependent Raman mapping reveals that interface phonons are observable due to Resonance Raman scattering. Read More

Si-SiO2 multilayer nanocomposite (NCp) films, grown using pulsed laser deposition with varying Si deposition time are investigated using Raman spectroscopy/mapping for studying the variation of Si phonon frequency observed in these NCps. The lower frequency (LF) phonons (~ 495 - 510 cm-1) and higher frequency (HF) phonons (~ 515 - 519 cm-1) observed in Raman mapping data (Fig. 1A) in all samples studied are attributed to have originated from surface (Si-SiO2 interface) and core of Si nanocrystals, respectively. Read More

Epitaxy of ZnO layers on cubic GaP (111) substrates has been demonstrated using pulsed laser deposition. Out of plane and in-plane epitaxial relationship of ZnO layer with respect to GaP substrate determined using phi scans in high resolution X-ray diffraction measurements are (0001) ZnO || (111) GaP and (-1 2 -1 0) ZnO || (-1 1 0) GaP respectively. Our results of epitaxy of ZnO and its intense excitonic photoluminescence with very weak defect luminescence suggest that (111) oriented GaP can be a potential buffer layer choice for the integration of ZnO based optoelectronic devices on Si(111) substrates. Read More

The influence of film morphology induced carrier diffusion on the broadening of the time-of-flight transient photo-current pulse was investigated using Monte Carlo simulation in organic thin films. Assuming the Gaussian Disorder Model for the charge transport the simulation of the time-of-flight photo-current pulse shape was carried out for homogeneous and inhomogeneous films by varying the overall energetic disorder of the system. In the case of homogeneous system, the value of the tail broadening parameter (W) of the photocurrent pulse is found to decrease upon decreasing the energetic disorder. Read More

Monte Carlo simulation was carried out to understand the influence of morphological inhomogeneity on carrier diffusion in organic thin films. The morphological inhomogeneity was considered in the simulation by incorporating the regions of low energetic disorder in a host lattice of high energetic disorder which decreases the overall energetic disorder of the system. For the homogeneous films, the carrier diffusion was found to decrease upon decreasing the energetic disorder. Read More

This paper addresses the effect of disorder on the carrier transport mechanism of atomic layer deposited ZnO thin films as has been investigated by temperature dependent electrical resistivity measurements in the temperature range of 4.2K to 300K. Films were grown on (0001) sapphire substrate at different substrate temperatures varying from 150 to 350 C. Read More

For a detailed study on the semiconductor to metal transition (SMT) in ZnO thin films doped with Al in the concentration range from 0.02 to 2%, we grew these films on (0001) sapphire substrates using sequential pulsed laser deposition. It was found that the Al concentration in the films increased monotonically with the ratio of ablation durations of the Alumina and ZnO targets used during the deposition. Read More