X-ray absorption near edge structure investigation of vanadium-doped ZnO thin films

M. Faiz, Nouar Tabet, A. Mekki, B. S. Mun, Z. Hussain

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X-ray absorption near edge structure spectroscopy has been used to investigate the electronic and atomic structure of vanadium-doped ZnO thin films obtained by reactive plasma. The results show no sign of metallic clustering of V atoms, +4 oxidation state of V, 4-fold coordination of Zn in the films, and a secondary phase (possibly VO2) formation at 15% V doping. O K edge spectra show V 3d-O 2p and Zn 4d-O 2p hybridization, and suggest that V4+ acts as electron donor that fills the σ* band.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1377-1379
Number of pages3
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes



  • DC-sputtering
  • Thin films
  • Vanadium doping
  • ZnO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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