Ferromagnetism at room temperature is observed in one case whereas paramagnetism down to 12 K is observed in the second case when polycrystalline Zn1-x Cox O is synthesized under almost identical conditions. Identical x-ray diffraction, optical absorption, and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy results indicate the incorporation of Co2+ ions in the ZnO lattice in both cases. However, electron diffraction studies show the presence of Co metal impurities in the ferromagnetic samples, indicating that pure Co doped ZnO is not likely to be ferromagnetic.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics