Microwave growth of ZnO bulk crystals

Jiping Cheng, Yunjin Zhang, Ruyan Guo

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A novel approach for fabricating ZnO crystals using self-encapsulated microwave melt growth technique is developed, which permits idealized temperature profile for the nucleation of the ZnO crystals and their growth in a contamination-free environment. This paper reports that both un-doped ZnO and p-type doped ZnO (by P or Li:N doping) single crystals were successfully fabricated by this technique. The as-grown ZnO crystals were of light brown to clear in color depending on processing conditions. Their transparency and colorless form were restored after post-growth annealing in oxygen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationZinc Oxide and Related Materials-2007
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2008
Event2007 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 26 2007Nov 30 2007

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2007 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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